Deborah Serafini

Deborah Serafini
  • HOMETOWN Cleveland, OH
  • EDUCATION Indiana University
  • FUN FACT "At age 17, while at a music camp in New York, I heard Itzak Perlman perform the Tchaikovsky concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra and then enjoyed playing Tiddlywinks and ping pong with him afterwards. That is the summer I decided to become a musician."

Cleveland native Deborah Serafini joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1977. She has appeared on many Sommerfest chamber music programs and has performed the Schumann Piano Quintet with Hélène Grimaud. She is also a longtime participant in the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Kinder Konzerts program for pre-school children.

Serafini received a master’s degree from Indiana University, studying with Josef Gingold and James Buswell. She has participated in Yale University’s chamber music program, coached by the Tokyo String Quartet.