Alva Bostick

AlvaBostickAlva plays second violin, and joined QUO in September of 2011.

How did you come to join QUO?
I learned about QUO at Village Contra Dance. I attended a couple of concerts & was reminded of how much i missed playing in a full orchestra.

How long have you been playing violin, and how did you start?
By age 4, i had washed out of ballet & tap, but piano lessons seemed to work. When it was time to start an instrument in grade school, i ended up on violin because girls weren’t allowed to play in the band. I played through high school, then took a few decades off to pursue a couple of careers & raise my amazing daughter.

What’s your favorite place to take friends visiting NYC?
My friends usually tell me where they would like to go, but i’m fond off-Broadway shows and the Museum of Mathematics.

What musical symbol best defines you and why?
Mordent – It expands its range a bit, but always comes back to the dependable principal note.