Mari De Napoli

Mari De Napoli


Los Angeles native Mari De Napoli is a multi-faceted performer, educator, and entrepreneur. From her earliest memories, classical music has been an integral part of her life. She began her violin training at the age of four and continued her pre-college studies as a merit scholarship student at The Colburn School in Los Angeles. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, earning a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance with minors in Music Industry and Entrepreneurship. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree at Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music. She has studied under renowned teachers, such as Blair Milton, Guillaume Sutre, Varty Manouelian, Bing Wang, and Anne Montzka-Smelser.

Passionate about orchestral playing, Mari has held concertmaster and principal positions in orchestras across the country. Her chamber and orchestral playing have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, UCLA’s Royce Hall, and LACMA’s Bing Theater. She has also been lucky enough to tour globally to France, Russia, Finland, and Estonia with various chamber groups.

Presently, Mari is building her violin and viola studio throughout the Chicago area. She is a registered Suzuki teacher through Book 3 and loves teaching students of all ages and abilities. She aims to teach the foundational technique violin and viola requires and then encourage students to use that foundation to explore their innate musicality. Music has been a foundation in all facets of her life, teaching her lifelong skills such as tenacity, patience, and a love for collaboration and she hopes to share that with her students. Her approach is patient and intentional, based in artistry and kindness. She values musical curiosity, student-led discoveries, creative solution-finding, and joy for learning. In her spare time, Mari is a voracious reader of fiction, an avid hiker, and a baker in training.

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