Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Marisa Polesky

Marisa Polesky

Assistant Concertmaster

Colleges attended: Eastman School of Music, Univ. of Rochester, NY
First Season with the MSO: 1997-98
MSO Community Involvement: I have an extended family of private students who, interestingly enough, return weekly...

 

Fun Facts!

Favorite Memphis restaurant: Trolley Stop
Describe your family and pets: I have one roommate, my nymph-like and ephemeral Persian cat
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: I would run a bed & breakfast in the Scottish Highlands.
Favorite hobby: traveling, reading, working out
Age you started your instrument: I started, at age 2, with a cardboard violin. It tasted awful.
Favorite book, movie, or TV show: MI-5 , and/or anything BBC Masterpiece
Favorite moment onstage: The night we played Bolero. I kept finishing each page of music before my stand partner, then had to wait for her to finish and turn the page because, in my own words, “I already played that part...”
Favorite onstage activity for those ultra-rare occasions when I am not being a completely serious and professional musician: Making and watching my stand partner crack up.
Favorite piece of music: From Handel's opera, Serse - Ombra mai fu and Monteverdi's Pur ti Miro