Alicia Eppinga · cello
Alicia Eppinga has been a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony since 1989, was appointed Assistant Principal Cello in 1990, and Principal Cello in 2011. Ms. Eppinga was raised in Grand Haven, MI and attended the Interlochen Arts Academy from 1980 - 1983. She received her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Richard Kapuscinski and her Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music with Steven Doane.
Since arriving in Grand Rapids, Ms. Eppinga has been a frequent performer in solo and chamber music concerts. Her quintet, Supernova, performs educational programs in the Grand Rapids area schools. She is also a member of Ensemble Montage, a group of musicians dedicated to bringing unique and contemporary chamber music to West Michigan. She is a founding member of Castalia, a piano quartet that focuses on performing music by women composers. Ms. Eppinga has appeared as a soloist with the Kent Philharmonia, Calvin Alumni Orchestra and, most recently, on the Classical Series with the Grand Rapids Symphony.