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Debra Fong

Debra Fong

Lecturer
Lecturer (Violin and Chamber Music)
M.M., with Highest Honors, New England Conservatory of Music
B.M., with Highest Honors, New England Conservatory of Music

About

Debra Fong, violinist, has been a Lecturer in Violin and Chamber Music at Stanford University since 2004. She is Principal Second Violinist of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and a first violinist with The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Ms. Fong has performed at Toronto Summer Music; Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine; the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival; and Yale/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She has been a guest artist with the St. Lawrence String Quartet; Stanford University’s Pan-Asian Music Festival; the North American New Music Festival in Buffalo, New York; and the New Music Festival at Santa Clara University. Ms. Fong received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with Honors and Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she studied with Eric Rosenblith, James Buswell, Eugene Lehner, and Louis Krasner. She has held the position of Associate Concertmaster of the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Opera in Norfolk, and is a former violin faculty member at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and The Music Institute of Chicago. Ms. Fong is married to cellist Christopher Costanza, and they have an ebullient violinist daughter, Isabella.