Meet the concertmaster
ULLI REINER-Concertmaster of the Palomar Symphony Orchestra, is an adjunct faculty member of Palomar College and Orchestra Director with the Poway Unified School District. She is also the manager, founder and concertmaster of the Poway Community Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Poway Community Symphonette. Ms. Reiner is a co-founder of the San Diego Youth Philharmonic and Civic Youth Orchestras.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, she received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphasis in violin and viola performance and went on to graduate study at San Diego State University, the University of Southern California, and the University of San Diego. She has studied violin and viola with Melvin Ritter, Tiberius Klausner, Yukiko Kamei, Noumi Fisher, Milton Thomas and her father, Rudolf Reiner.
As a professional violinist, she has performed with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Starlight Opera, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, St. Louis Municipal Opera, the St. Louis Philharmonic, and the Alexandria String Quartet. As a certified private instructor of Suzuki and traditional violin, her students have won numerous awards and scholarships leading to professional careers in music.
Ms. Reiner is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Suzuki Association of San Diego, served on the Board of Directors of the American String Teachers Association and has served as an adjudicator for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association. She was recognized in 1991 and again in 1993 by Outstanding Young Women of America and in 2000 was elected to the prestigious Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Since 1995 she has led successful international concert tours of Salzburg, Vienna, London, and Paris conducting the Civic Youth Orchestra Chamber Strings and her “Mostly Mozart Orchestra” comprised of students from the Poway Unified School District. Most recently, she was invited to conduct at the American String Teachers National Convention in Reno, Nevada, and was the guest conductor for the San Diego Unified School District Honor Orchestra.
Ms. Reiner performed a solo with the Maryville University Symphony Orchestra in St. Louis, Missouri in the spring of 2010 and also with the Poway Community Symphony Orchestra in the spring of 2010.
Ms. Reiner performs solos regularly with the Poway Community Symphonette and will also perform a solo with the Maryville University Orchestra in the spring of 2012.
Ms. Reiner has been appointed Conductor of the Concert Strings ensemble with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory beginning in the fall of 2011.