Ondine Young, violin and viola
Ondine Young is currently one of the music directors of 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; and has recently been a music director, chamber-music coach and musicianship instructor at Bentley, Oakland School for the Arts and a conductor for the San Francisco Boys' Chorus. Previously, she headed 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 received both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Santa Cruz, and did graduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Ondine performs with various ensembles including Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, La Monica, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, Musica Angelica, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, the California Bach Society and at festivals in Berkeley, Boston, Amherst, Santa Cruz, Aspen and Abbaye-aux-Dames (France). She has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Albany Records & Focus among other labels. Ondine (Lamonicaensemble.com) is a Berkeley native, and lives in wildcat canyon with her children Talia (oakarts.org) and Liam (pacificboychoir.org); they all love to perform together when possible with their cellist father, William Skeen (newesterhazy.org) with kairosyouthchoir.org and other events.