Deborah Price 2023

Violist Deborah Barrett Price is recognized internationally as an innovative pedagogue and versatile performer. As founder and artistic director of the Chamber Music Connection, Debbie has received numerous awards, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Award for Extraordinary Service to Chamber Music, the Alumni Achievement Award from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Community Educator of the Year. Chamber ensembles under her mentorship have received recognition at WDAV Young Artists (NC), St. Paul String Quartet Competition (MN), the Fischoff (IN), Coltman (TX), and Discover (IL) National Chamber Music Competitions, as well as features on NPR’s From the Top including Carnegie Hall and from CMS at Alice Tully Hall.
A respected violist and conductor, Debbie serves as principal violist of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra and Opera Project Columbus, and has directed and performed in festivals throughout Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Czech Republic. In addition to her roles at CMC and Caroga Arts, Debbie serves on the faculty of Denison University teaching viola, violin, and chamber music. Videos featuring techniques from her innovative chamber music pedagogy series, Breathe Together, Move Together Play Together, are available online through iClassical Academy (