Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Beth Luscombe

Beth Luscombe

Beth Luscombe has been a member of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra since 1989. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music with a degree in viola performance. An active free-lancer in the Mid-South; she formed the Beth Luscombe Strings and performs for many special music occasions.  She has performed and recorded for many well recognized commercial artists.  She also plays with the IRIS Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony (TN), the Orpheum Theater Orchestra, and many area churches.  Prior to coming to Memphis, Beth was a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de! Estado de Mexico (asst. princ.), the Ohio Chamber Orchestra (asst. princ.), the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and was active in the theater and studio work in Cleveland, Ohio.  While in Cleveland, Beth had an active private teaching studio.  She was a faculty member of the preparatory department at the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as on her own.

Beth is married to Greg Luscombe, who is the principal trombonist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, active freelancer, and teacher.  They have two daughters and a son in law.

Colleges attended: Cleveland Institute of Music
Most influential musical teachers: Mr. William Kiraly and Mr. Edward Ormond (violists with the Cleveland Orch.)
First Season with the MSO: Aug. 1989
Teaching Positions: CIM Prep Dept. Various other locations in Cleveland area and now also here in Memphis
As a Chamber Musician: Notable achievements: Performed the 'Trout Quintet' with members of the Cleveland Orchestra
MSO Community Involvement: Leading sectionals for the MSYO, and Shelby County Fine Arts Academy and private teaching

FUN FACTS!


Favorite Memphis restaurant: anything Mexican
Describe your family and pets: married to Greg Luscombe, 2 daughters Sarah and Julia , dog Cocoa
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: Greece
Favorite hobby: crossword puzzles, cryptograms, reading, cooking, time with family
Age you started your instrument: violin 8 yrs. old, viola 10 years old
What inspired you to make music your career: attending Eastern Music Festival in high school and performing Shostakovich's 5th Symphony
Favorite book, movie, or TV show: books by Maeve Binchy, Bridges of Madison County, You've Got Mail