About Kimberly

Kimberly Fredenburgh is the Principal Viola of The Santa Fe Symphony. She was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. Kimberly attended SUNY Stonybrook, University of New Mexico, and Arizona State University. Her major teachers included John Graham, Joyce Robbins, Leonard Felberg, and Dr. William Magers.

A Professor of Viola, Fredenburgh is the head of the string area at the University of New Mexico. She performs regularly with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and is Acting Principal Viola of the NM Philharmonic (formerly the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra), as well as Principal Viola with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra and Performance Santa Fe. She was previously Associate Principal Viola of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for seven years and taught on the faculty of Arizona State University.

Fredenburgh was a principal player with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida, under music director Michael Tilson Thomas. She has appeared in Carnegie Hall with Sir Georg Solti conducting. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with orchestras across the US as well as in Brazil and South Africa. She has taught master classes and performed in recitals in the US as well as in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Monaco. Fredenburgh has delivered pedagogical papers at several national academic conferences and performed at the International Viola Congress and the Primrose International Viola Competition. Fredenburgh performs on a Maggini model viola made for her by New York luthier Brian Skarstad.

Fredenburgh lives in Albuquerque with her husband, oboist Kevin Vigneau, and their two teenaged boys. In her spare time, she rides her horses in dressage competitions. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and is the Executive Director of the UNM Summer Music Institute chamber music festival.

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