Reginald and Olga Pineda

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Reginald Pineda

Reginald Pineda started taking piano and organ lessons from his mother at an early age of 4 in the Philippines. Everyone in his family played music but his mom and sister were both professional pianists. A third pianist in the house didn’t make a lot of sense so he started taking violin lessons at the age of 13.

He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He came to the United States in 1994 and entered the Boston Conservatory, where he studied violin with Lynn Chang, Victor Romanul, and Bonnie Bewick Brown and Chamber Music with Patricia McCarty, Andrew Mark and Ronald Feldman. After receiving a Graduate Performance Certificate from the Conservatory in 1997, Regie returned to the Philippines. For the next five years, he served on the faculty of the University of Santo Tomas and as Principal second violinist with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also a founding member and principal violinist of the Clarion Chamber Ensemble under the leadership of flutist David Johnson.

Regie performs throughout New England and has been on the faculty at Joy of Music since 2004. He is also the music director at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster MA. He is a founding member of the Eleva Chamber Players and is greatly honored and excited to start this season as concertmaster.

Olga Pineda

Olga received her B. M. Magna Cum Laude in Music Education at the St. Scholastica College in 1995, after receiving a B.S. and MS in Marketing at De La Salle Univeristy in the Philippines. She was a member of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and was a violinist in the touring company production of Miss Saigon. As a pianist, she was a piano soloist with the Pasaknungan Chamber Orchestra and has served as accompanist for Broadway musicals with the Philippine Artists International. Olga was a member of the Clarion Chamber Ensemble. Olga is a faculty member at the Joy of Music Program School and the Strings Director at Abby Kelley Foster Charter School in Worcester, Massachusetts.