Elise Bombaro has been playing piano since she was in grade school. She continued her piano studies at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. She majored in violin performance at Temple University. Elise earned her BA in piano performance at the University of Minnesota. Elise performs with two local orchestras: The Health Science Orchestra of the University of MN and Dakota Valley Symphony where she usually plays first violin and accompanies the Dakota Valley Chorus. In her free time Elise enjoys reading, playing scrabble with her husband Danny, and biking around town.