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Tara Planeta ~ Founder & Violin

 

Ms. Planeta holds a Master's Degree in Violin Performance, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Liberty University. She has performed with numerous ensembles across the nation including the Arizona Opera, Flagstaff Symphony, Maryland Symphony, National Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony, and was a long-time member of the Roanoke Symphony/Opera Roanoke. Ms. Planeta has shared the stage with stars such as Liza Minelli, Wynonna Judd, Natalie Cole, Art Garfunkle, Aaron Neville, and many other renowned artists. In addition to being busy with Atoka Strings, she is the Executive Director of the Fauquier Youth Orchestra in Warrenton, a private instructor at The Catoctin School of Music in Leesburg, and a current orchestra director at Fresta Valley Christian School in Marshall.. 

PC: Middleburg Photo

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Joan Burdette ~ Cello
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Laura O'Konski ~ Violin/Viola
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Faith Crook ~ Cello
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Drew Robertson ~ Violin/Viola
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Jennene Estes ~ Cello
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James Forry ~ Cello
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Rachel Sexton ~ Cello
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Jian Song ~ Violin
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Taz Hassan ~ Violin
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Dr. Nate Hussell ~ Trumpet
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Theresa Stanley ~ Violin/Viola
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Eli Thomas ~ Violin
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Laura Ibrahim ~ Violin/Viola
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Dr. Dan Zhang ~ Viola