Ann Palen, violin, has been a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra since 1990. She earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Institute, while studying with Sylvia Rosenberg. During her studies, she coached with the Cleveland Quartet, Juilliard Quartet and Samuel Sanders. She was also a fellow at Tanglewood and participated in the Schneider Seminar in New York.
In Chicago, Ann has been a member of various orchestras including the Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, and Music of the Baroque. As a chamber musician, she has performed in the Roycroff Festival and Grove Street Festival. Ann lives in Elmhurst with her family.