Abby Bormann – Violin

Abby joined EMSO in 2023. A long-time resident of Moorhead, MN, she grew up in Moorhead, started playing violin in 5th grade, and went to college at Minnesota State University Moorhead where she studied chemistry. Abby moved to St Paul to work as a Regulatory Associate at Ecolab. Her hobbies outside of EMSO include drawing

Michael Grasley – Violin

Michael began playing the violin in the 3rd grade and continued to play in orchestras during college and into adulthood. He began playing with the 3M Club Symphony Orchestra during their final season in 2008-2009 and then continued with EMSO when it was founded during the 2009-2010 season. He played with the orchestra until the conclusion

Britt Peterson – Violin

Britt Peterson joined EMSO in the fall of 2023. Britt grew up in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and now resides in St Paul with her husband and two young children. She works as a project manager helping authors self-publish their books.  Her hobbies include camping, hiking, sewing, and playing violin and bass in a Kate

Suki Sun – Violin

Before moving to Eagan, MN with her boyfriend in the winter of 2021, Suki spent 10 years living in Manhattan. During the isolated period of the COVID-19 pandemic, she picked up her violin again after a 25-year hiatus. She played the violin every day from 6-16 years old in China, but never had the chance

Eddie Peng – Violin

My name is Eddie, and I am a violinist that joined EMSO in 2021.  I’m currently working as a software developer at a medical technology company.  I live in the Ventura Village neighborhood in Minneapolis, but I am originally from a town 20 minutes from downtown Chicago called Munster, Indiana.  When I’m not playing violin,

Kathryn Marget – Violin

Kathryn Marget has played violin with EMSO off and on over the past several years. She, her husband, and two German Shepherds live in Stillwater. Kathryn is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Mahtomedi Public Schools and enjoys reading, travel, and hiking with her dogs. She is the only violinist in a family of three cellists!

Maria Kennedy – Violin

Maria joined EMSO for the 2022-2023 season at the encouragement of a wonderful coworker, and is incredibly glad to be playing music again regularly after about a 10 year hiatus. She and her violin are both grateful for the welcoming orchestra members and to share music with such a fun-loving audience.  Originally from southeastern WI,

Racheal Frost – Violin

Racheal joined EMSO in the fall of 2021, to play violin in the second violin section.  She grew up in Anoka MN, and now she lives in Minneapolis with her husband and 2 cats. Minneapolis has been home for 9 years, and also the location of her massage therapy business called Paradox Bodywork.  Racheal has