Ondine Young

Ondine Young (violin/viola) is a busy performer and musical director of many Bay Area organizations including the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra; Piedmont East Bay Children's Choirs; San Francisco Girls Chorus School; Crowden; Marin School for the Arts; Community Congregational Tiburon; Sound Minds; Stern Grove Kidstage; and other local institutions. Her past credits include music director, chamber-music coach, and musicianship instructor at Bentley, Oakland School for the Arts. Not to mention, she was a conductor for the San Francisco Boys' Chorus. Prior to her experience in the Bay Area, she spearheaded the choral program at the University of San Diego. Ondine completed a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California, studying choral conducting and early music performance. She performs with various ensembles including Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, La Monica, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, Musica Angelica, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, and the California Bach Society. You can often catch her at festivals in Berkeley, Boston, Amherst, Santa Cruz, Aspen, and even in France at Abbaye-aux-Dames. If you want to hear her recordings, check out the Musical Heritage Society, Albany Records & Focus, among others. Ondine is a Berkeley native and lives in Wildcat Canyon with her children Talia and Liam, who are also musically inclined. They all love to perform together with their cellist father, William Skeen (newesterhazy.org). For more information on Ondine, visit lamonicaensemble.com.