Ann Palen, violin, has been a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra since 1990. She completed her studies at the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Institute, while studying with Sylvia Rosenberg. As a student, she was a fellow at Tanglewood and the Schneider Seminar in New York. In addition to Lyric, she was a member of Grant Park Symphony from 1991-2004. She enjoys her association with Chicago area ensembles, including Music of the Baroque and the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has played with Roycroft Festival, Grove Street Festival, and Midsummer's Music, as well as concerts in Portugal and Russia.