Jane Hart Brendle
Jane Hart Brendle has been a member of the first violin section of the Charlotte Symphony since 1995. She also serves as violinist and arranger for Carolina Strings, a chamber group which specializes in playing music for events and educational presentations in the Charlotte area. Many of Jane's violin solos and arrangements have been recorded with area performers and composers. As a musical hobby, Jane plays mandolin and mandola in The Charlotte Mandolin Quintet. Jane holds a Master of Music degree in applied violin performance from UNC-Greensboro.
Off StageFavorite concert experience with the CSO?
There have been so many thrilling, moving, fun, and amazing concerts! I think one of the most memorable moments was during a "Magic of Christmas" concert. Our then music director, Peter McCoppin, roller-skated across the stage while the orchestra played "The Skater's Waltz." My mother was in the audience, and she talked about that for years afterwards!
Most of my hobbies are music related, but outside of the symphony, I love to play all types of chamber music and occasionally a little jazz. My husband, Ron, is a professional jazz bassist, and we sometimes have the opportunity to perform together, which is a real treat! I also play Classical mandolin and have, on occasion, performed solo mandolin parts with the CSO and in some chamber music programs.
Favorite thing about Charlotte?
It's home, and I'm close to my family here.