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Jane Hart Brendle has been a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra since 1995. Known for her diverse musical vocabulary, Jane hasappeared regionally in concerts of avant garde and standard jazz, as a guest artist with the Charlotte-based group Big Octave and the Asheville-based Jazz Composers Forum group Petri Dish; in recital with renowned bluegrass mandolinist Darin Aldridge; and most recently in concert with members of the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte's A Sign of the Times Big Band. In recent years, Jane served on the music faculties of Davidson College and Winthrop University, teaching applied violin, viola, and chamber music.
Many of Jane's violin solos and arrangements have been recorded with area performers and composers. Recent CD releases include: Claire Ritter's Waltzing the Splendor; Walk a Different Line with Tesser; A Queen City Christmas with Carolina Strings; Rick Spreitzer's From the Bottom; and Anne Trenning's All One World, and Waiting for Rain, which debuted at #3 on the World Radio Charts in February, 2009. Charlotte Magazine -  “Anne Trenning infuses her pieces with songful, soothing warmth...(and) features lovely fiddle lines by Charlotte Symphony violinist Jane Hart Brendle.”

Jane holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied with David Moskovitz.
Ellen Ferdon has played viola with Carolina Strings for many years. She has been a member of the Charlotte Symphony viola section since 1984 and is an active chamber music recitalist in the Charlotte area. Ellen is a native North Carolinian and began her formal studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with Judson Griffin. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied with Sally Peck.
Susan Davis is one of the original members of Carolina Strings having played cello with the group since 1982. She is a member of the Charlotte Symphony cello section. In previous years Susan has served in the Savannah Symphony and as principal cello in the Charleston Symphony. She graduated with honors from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with members of the LaSalle String Quartet and Lynn Harrell.
She has attended the Aspen Music Festival and the NC School of the Arts International Music Program in Italy and Germany. Ellen has also performed with the Greensboro and
Winston-Salem Symphonies.
In addition Susan studied cello with Gabor Rejto at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and she was the recipient of a Fellowship award for cello studies at the Boston Symphony's Tanglewood Festival.
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