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North Valley Symphony Orchestra announces new Concertmaster


PHOENIX – Craig Triplett will be serving as Concertmaster for the North Valley Symphony Orchestra for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Triplett began playing the violin at age 9 in St. Louis, Missouri. At 17, he won the CASA Concerto Competition and performed the Bruch Violin Concerto with the CASA Symphonic Orchestra. Triplett studied violin and viola at Southern Illinois University for two years, during which he was accepted to the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, where he and his ensemble performed the Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in the Semi-Finals. Triplett transferred to Northern Arizona University on scholarship, where he won the concerto competition and performed the Stamitz Viola Concerto with the NAU Symphony Orchestra.  He also performed in the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Violist for several years. Triplett received his Bachelor of Music Performance degree on the viola from NAU in 2002.  More recently, he served as Principal Violist of the North Valley Symphony Orchestra before accepting the position of concertmaster this year. 

The opening concert of the NVSO 2015-16 season, ‘Machine Madness,’ will be held Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at North Canyon H.S. Performing Arts Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive. Tickets are available online at