Welcome Back, Nancy!

Nancy Livingston was born in California and began playing violin at a very early age, inspired by the musical talents of her grandfather and great-grandfather. Nancy received her bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Northern Arizona University and joined the Phoenix Symphony in 1973 under the direction of Eduardo Mata. She participated in the Redlands University Summer Music Programs and the Mainly Mozart Festival under the direction of Jeffrey Siegel. Since joining the Phoenix Symphony, she frequently performs with the Flagstaff Festival of the Arts where she works with Glenn Dicterow, Erick Freidman and Andres Cardenes. She enjoys spending time at the ocean and with her two children.


How many years have you been coming to CBMF…..about 13 years!


What do you like most about the festival and Crested Butte?
The country and beauty
The people
The towns


What are you most excited about this year?

The music variety and places to play.

The fishing, mushroom hunting, kayaking, frisbee golf, hiking, outdoors, rain, fog, flowers, animals, festivals, coffee,  friends and everyone, everything! One special thing: the appreciation of the people there for the festival and the support. And I think Crested Butte is a hidden treasure.


Do you have any recent or exciting new you’d like to share with us?

I am studying the violin with one of the greats again and I feel twelve years old!

Musicians bring music to life! To support the outstanding members of the Festival Symphony Orchestra, click here!

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