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Ivie Etkins Turner

Violin / Viola Coach

Ensemble

Sinfonia

IVIE ETKINS TURNER  |  Violin, Viola, Electric 5-string, Keys, Guitar 

Ivie is an established first-call violinist in the concert halls, showrooms, and recording studios of Las Vegas. As a violinist/keyboardist/guitarist she has performed extensively in the finest concert halls, stadiums, tours, shows, resorts, lounges, nightclubs and convention halls across the globe. Ivie is the founder and co-creator of PHAT STRAD the Original All-Girl Electric Rock String Quartet in the U.S. Studied at the University of Miami and Berklee College of Music. She has a private teaching studio and is a Para Pro at The Las Vegas High School for Performing Arts(LVA) for CCSD.  

PERFORMANCE CREDITS 
THE HOLLYWOOD FILM ORCHESTRA 2017-2018 CHINA TOUR, ANDREA BOCELLI TOUR 2018-22, BOB ANDERSON FRANK SINATRA SHOW, KEEP MEMORY ALIVE, BILLBOARD AWARDS, ACA’S, STEVEN TYLER, THE ELVIS EXPERIENCE, TONY BENNETT, CELINE DION, LIONEL RITCHIE, DIXIE CHICKS, LEANNE RIMES, MICHAEL BOLTON, CHEAP TRICK’S SERGEANT PEPPER’S LIVE, WYNONNA JUDD, MICK FLEETWOOD, LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC, PHAT STRAD, SHEILA E., KENNY G, DON HENLEY, VANESSA WILLIAMS, OLETA ADAMS, BOCA SYMPHONY, LIONEL RITCHIE, NELL CARTER, NATALIE COLE, OKLAHOMA!, TIM MCGRAW, FAITH HILL, GONE COUNTRY, BARRY MANILOW, LORD OF THE DANCE, SMOKEY ROBINSON, STEVIE WONDER, GLORIA ESTEFAN, ELTON JOHN, DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, DAVID FOSTER, FAITH HILL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, BABYFACE, JACKIE EVANCHO, ANDRE AGASSI’S GRAND SLAM FOR CHILDREN, CHARLOTTE CHURCH, BRIAN McKNIGHT, SEAL, MIAMI SYMPHONY, NEVADA POPS, JOHNNY MATHIS, THE EAGLES, POP SYMPHONIC AND MANY MORE 

Paul Firak

Bass Coach

Sinfonia

Paul Firak, who is originally from Chicago, has been a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic since 2000.  Paul is also an active freelance musician whose credits include Barbara Streisand, Earth, Wind and Fire, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and a Canadian tour of Miss Saigon. 

In addition to performing, Paul is also a low strings coach for the Clark County School District, The Las Vegas Youth Orchestra and maintains a private teaching studio at Violin Outlet. 

Paul received a Bachelor Music degree in Performance at The University of Northern Colorado where he studied Double Bass with James Vaughn.  Other teachers include Christopher Hanulik, (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Thomas Lederer (Dallas Symphony) and Kenneth Harper.

Paul lives in Kingman, Arizona and enjoys hiking as well as other outdoor activities.