Fran Berge performs widely on both historical and modern instruments. She is a member of Tempesta di Mare and the Phoenix Ensemble and she performs frequently with the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, Orchestra 2001, Melomanie, the Washington Bach Consort and the Carmel Bach Festival. Fran studied at the U. of Michigan, Northwestern U., and Temple U; also with violist, Karen Tuttle, and with Baroque violinists, Marilyn McDonald, Stanley Ritchie and Elizabeth Wallfisch. Through the EEFC and on the Greek island of Naxos, she has also learned a considerable repertoire of Romanian and Greek folk music by ear. She loves to teach and to coach chamber music at all levels, which she does at Haverford College and Germantown Friends School as well as SMS. When not playing music, Fran likes to be out kayaking in the Pine Barrens or camping in the mountains.
Specialties: Chamber Music, Violin, Viola