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Lara Sipols

Lara Sipols
Lara Sipols

Joined the RPO in 2002

Lara Sipols has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002. During the summer, she is also a member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, where also served as assistant orchestra librarian. Previously, she held positions with the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, American Sinfonietta, Greenwich (CT) Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, Utah Festival Opera Orchestra and Colorado Music Festival in Boulder. 

She has performed chamber music locally as a guest of both the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble and Gibbs and Main Ensemble, and she has been active in the musical programs of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Third Presbyterian Church. Sipols is currently a violin instructor at the Eastman Community Music School and has also completed 10 years' instruction as the RPO Liaison and Adjunct Lecturer at SUNY Brockport.

She holds both a B.M. and M.M. in violin performance from the Mannes College of Music in New York City, and she was a New World Symphony fellow from 1993-1995. Sipols was a violin student of Mischa and Hortense Mischakoff, Sally Thomas, Anne Setzer and David Cerone. She studied chamber music with Paul Doktor, Karen Ritscher, Timothy Eddy, Lucie Robert, Yizhak Schotten and Baroque violin with Nancy Wilson.

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