Lori Marino

Lori Marino holds degrees from University of Maryland and Duquesne University where she studied with Leonard Sharrow, Ken Pasmanick and Carlton Jones. She was a featured soloist on contrabassoon with the Washington Chamber Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Simon at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She is an active freelancer and has performed with the National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, National Gallery Orchestra, Baltimore Opera, Wolftrap Orchestra and Harrisburg Symphony, as well as many local orchestras and chamber music groups.  

She founded a music therapy outreach program that provided music programs for eleven Baltimore area nursing homes. As a member of the Atlantic Winds she was a winner of the 1996 and 1997 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards and was the founder of the Chesapeake Chamber Players – a group dedicated to the performance of pieces for unusual combinations of instruments. As a member of the Atlantic Winds she designed and wrote transcripts for the quintet’s shows that entertained students while educating with music. These shows were very popular with many schools in the Washington/Baltimore area. 

Currently Lori teaches at Eastern University and Cairn University and is an active freelancer in the Philadelphia area. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Kind Words

Friday evening’s performance…by the members of the Fairmount String Quartet was splendid…the playing was expert to the point of perfection.

Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

From more classical music to fun contemporary songs, Fairmount Strings knocked it out of the park.

Alison F., bride

We are so grateful that Fairmount Strings made our wedding day vision come to life. 

Jocelyn G., bride

The quartet was magnificent and so very professional. One guest said the setting and the quartet made the ceremony storybook!

Joanne F., Bride

Last night the audience told you so well what I am trying to put into words now. Thank you for an unbelievably beautiful concert!

Alice Nugent, Candlelight Concerts at Laurel Hill

The beautiful sound of your music will stay with me always. It was simply stunning and made our day feel like a fairy tale.

Julie & Tom B., Bride and Groom

Adding to their laurels — professionalism, intuition and timeliness, we look forward to many future musical endeavors with the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble.

Kevin O’Malia, Director of Music, First United Methodist Church of Germantown

I made a point of standing off to the side in the back of the church to listen. It was….well….perfection.

Chris C., Mother of the Bride

It is such a privilege to work with musicians of their caliber who are so genuinely committed to supporting the growth and development of our students.

Stephen Kushner, Director of Choral Music, Germantown Friends School

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your beautiful performance, which helped to make the vision and dream I had for my daughter’s wedding day come true.

Jeanne B., Mother of the Bride

They are wonderful musicians, easy to work with, and deliver performances of consistently high quality.

Clair Rozier, Director of Music, St. David’s Episcopal Church

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