A native of Montreal, violinist Sai-Ly Acosta was a member of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. She also performed as Acting Principal and Assistant Principal Second violin. As a freelance violinist in Southern California, she has played with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Opera Orchestra, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Long Beach Opera, and the Pageant of the Masters Orchestra. She has served as Concertmaster for the Concordia Masterworks Orchestra and the Long Beach Chorale. She now plays with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and most recently has performed with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra.
As a sought after studio musician she travels to Los Angeles for various performances and recording projects. Sai-Ly has participated in many summer Music Festivals, including the Cebreros Music Festival in Spain, the Fairbanks Music Festival, Domaine Forget, and has spent numerous summers playing in the Boris Brott Music Festival in Canada. She received her Advanced Studies Certificate in violin performance from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett with a full scholarship and studied at McGill University with Denise Lupien and Thomas Williams also with a full scholarship. She now resides in Plymouth, New Hampshire with her husband John Acosta and her three children.