ViolinAlicia Engley

Violinist Alicia Engley joined the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in 1989 following a year with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida led by Michael Tilson Thomas. She studied violin with Stanley Bednar at the Manhattan School of Music and with Larry Shapiro at the University of Akron.

Ms. Engley has been a member of the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa and the Akron and Canton Symphonies in Ohio. She has performed in the Blossom Chamber Music, Spoleto, and Puccini (Torre del Lago Italy) Festivals. Performances with celebrities include the Grammy® Awards Orchestra, Michael Crawford Tour and Neil Diamond Tour, with TV appearances on The ViewThe Today Show and A&E Live by Request

Alicia plays an 1837 violin by ASP Bernardel made in Paris. 


Q: What is your favorite San Diego Symphony Orchestra memory? 

A: The 1992 Chichen Itza, Mexico tour

Q: What are three of your favorite movies? 

A: TampopoOh Brother Where Art Thou? Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Q: What is your favorite travel destination? 

A: Pretty much anywhere my husband's ship pulls in to port. I love Southeast Asia, especially Thailand. 

Q: What good book have you read most recently? 

A: Julia Child's My Life in France

Q: What do you love most about San Diego (other than the weather)? 

A: US Navy, fishing, off-roading and hiking in the desert. 

Q: What is your choice for dining in San Diego? 

A: Dobson's, Saffron Chicken