Violinist Brett Omara is the founder of Spinphony and writes most of the arrangements and compositions for the group. When she is not rocking out with Spinphony, Brett maintains a busy performance and teaching schedule. She performs regularly with Opera Colorado, CO Ballet, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Central City Opera, Boulder Philharmonic, Fort Collins Philharmonic, Sphere Ensemble and the Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra. Brett has toured with Kanye West, taught violin and doubled for Jessica Alba in feature film ‘The Eye’, and was a member of DBR & the mission who toured with Phillip Glass and Bill T. Jones Dance Company. Brett has performed at Carnegie Hall, SNL, MTV, and Madison Square Garden on numerous occasions and toured Europe and Africa with the World Youth Symphony. She has also performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Il Divo, il Volo, Burt Bacharach, Itzhak Perlman, Kurt Masur, and Lorin Mazel, to name a few. Brett also loves writing string arrangements for local Denver singer songwriters and performing her own music with many loop pedals. Brett received her BA degree in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
ANNA MORRIS | Violinist and Composer
Having the privilege to grow up in a musical family, Anna Morris has always had an intense passion for music and loves sharing her joy of music through teaching and performing. Her love for performing has brought Anna across the country and the world, playing in musical festivals in Tennessee, Oregon, California and Italy. As an ensemble player, Morris has performed in the Tuscia Opera festival orchestra and the Tuscia Opera festival chamber orchestra (Viterbo, Italy), l’orchestra giovanile della Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini (Pescara, Italy), the Littleton Symphony Orchestra (CO), Colorado Young Symphonia, Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, The Playground Ensemble, Sphere Ensemble, and recently appeared as a soloist with the Eureka Symphony playing Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto.
In addition to performing and creating music with Spinphony, Anna is currently on the faculty of Boulder Suzuki Strings, where she teaches private and group lessons to violinists and violists of all ages. Anna earned her B.A in Violin Performance summa cum laude from Humboldt State University, and her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Violin Pedagogy, and a Certificate in Orchestral Studies, from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.
KARI CLIFTON | Cellist
Cellist and Colorado native, Kari Clifton resides, performs, and teaches in the Denver-metro area. In addition to rocking out with Spinphony, Clifton is an avid improviser and is actively involved in a number of musical projects and collaborations in multiple genres including classical, jazz, rock, pop, indie, alternative, and folk, as well as new works by 21st century composers. As a classically trained musician with a love for all musical styles, Kari aims to bridge the gap between classical music and just about everything else. Kari received her Bachelor’s degree from MSU Denver.
MICHAELA BORTH | 5 String/Violist
Michaela Borth leads an active performing life playing extensively along Colorado’s front range orchestras including the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, and Cheyenne Symphony. She has performed across the country as well as abroad in Europe playing with the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria focusing on operatic genres. Other engagements include New York City’s Symphony Space “Wall to Wall” Stravinsky Festival, “Stravinsky Fest” in Kansas City, MO, Boulder’s “Mahler Fest”, and the historical Gem Theatre in Kansas City, MO. As a chamber player, she has performed with the Sphere Ensemble, as well as kicking off Colorado’s Haydn Slam 2012-13 with Mondrian string quartet. Michaela earned her Master’s Degree in violin performance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory in New York, and her Bachelor’s at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.