Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Aleksandra Labinska

Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Krakow, Poland

Current residence and marital status/family: Boston/married/2 guinea pigs (Ginger, Lilly)

Education: Doctor of Musical Arts and Maters degree (Boston University)

When did you start playing with the VSO? 2016

Other current jobs besides VSO: Albany Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Virtuoso Soloists of New York, Boston University Tanglewood Institute and violin studio at the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Favorite composer: it’s an impossible question to ask but amongst favorites are 3Bs, Mozart and Schubert.

Hobbies: long distance running, hiking, yoga, vegan/vegetarian cooking, traveling, movies, making a mess!

How did you get started in music? My parents are both professional musicians and they inspired me to play the violin.

Describe a typical day: My schedule is ever changing.

Dream job if not musician: international lawyer

Secret ambition: climb up K2 and to teach my husband how to ski….in that order!

Favorite vice: banana chips

Best advice I ever got: Climb every mountain!

Favorite way to spend an evening: great food followed by a movie

I’m most proud of: my family travels and my work as a musician.