Marla Rathbun

Eleva...elevating the human spirit through music.


Marla Rathbun performs contemporary music with her piano partner, Maria Rivera, in the Rathbun/Rivera Duo, and plays in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Kairos, the Orchestra of Northern New York, and Eleva Chamber Players. She was longstanding violinist in the Aurora Quintet, principal second with the Connecticut Grand Opera Orchestra, and taught at the Ithaca Chamber Music Institute. Recently, a 3-year resident of Rio de Janeiro, Rathbun performed music of contemporary Brazilian composers, and played the World Premier of Marcos Lucas’ Solilóquio, composed for her. A Poughkeepsie NY resident, Marla and her husband pursue their passion for trekking to out-of-the way places, seeking beautiful and interesting birds.