Violinist CAMILLE AVELLANO joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1981 and plays in the first violin section. Avellano, whose mother is a cellist and father the principal bass player of the Chicago Symphony, made her debut as soloist with the Chicago Symphony at age 13. She received her bachelor's degree cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she was a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay. She was concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has played with the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago, and the Rochester Philharmonic.
An avid chamber musician, Avellano has been a frequent performer on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society series, playing with André Previn, Isaac Stern, and Bernard Greenhouse, and she also appears often on Philharmonic New Music Group programs. Following the 1992 Salzburg Festival, she was a member of the Philharmonic contingent that performed and served as faculty at the Festival Bahnhof Rolandseck in Bonn, Germany. From 1994 to 1997 she was a professor of violin and chamber music at UCLA.
From 1994 to 1997 she was a professor of violin and chamber music at UCLA. Most recently, Avellano was a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic playing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.