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Currently she plays principal second violin in the Opera San Jose, is a member of the Grace Note Chamber Players, the Corina Quartet, and the Kineret Quartet, and performs as a recitalist. Ms. Bloom teaches privately and is a director of the Palo Alto School of Chamber Music, a program for children and adults. 


Artist Bio-Claudia Bloom

Claudia Bloom recently performed with the Mission Chamber Orchestra for the West Coast premiere of Jeffrey Nytch's emotional violin concerto. Costa Concordia. 

Ms. Bloom began her studies in Berkeley with Anne Crowden. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music as a full scholarship student under Raphael Bronstein and Ariana Bronne. 

Upon graduation, she received the Karl Kraeuter Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chamber Music. She completed her Master of Music degree as a teaching assistant at the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Syoko Aki Erle. From 1982-1990, Ms. Bloom was a member of the Ciompi Quartet in residence at Duke University and a full-time member of the faculty. From 1990 to 1992 she was a co-concertmaster of the Zurich (Switzerland) Symphony Orchestra.


Ms. Bloom has performed as a member of the Bloom Duo and Trio with twin sister Madeline Bloom (piano) and brother Jonathan Bloom (cello). Concern engagements as a  member of the Bloom Duo have included performances in the United States, Canada and Colombia, South America. 

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Featured Group- Cambrian Symphony

The Silicon Valley Arts Coalition is proud to welcome their NEWEST member, The Cambrian Symphony. The Cambrian Symphony is comprised of community-minded individuals that act not only as musicians on the stage, but as doctors, lawyers, engineers, designers, research scientists and educators throughout the Bay Area. Their joy of making and sharing music is infectious and is the foundation for their contribution to the arts.

Affiliated with the San Jose Dance Theatre, the Cambrian Symphony is in its fourth year of collaboration with the Nutcracker, receiving rave reviews, and is now embarking on its second full season of concerts.  One of the unique elements of this ensemble is its connection with arts education and its commitment to inviting students to join in side-by-side performance.  We hope to cultivate the value, appreciation and understanding of the orchestra and its connection to hundreds of years of music with all generations, current and future. They are always looking for like-minded individuals to join as members of the orchestra, to serve on our board, or to expand our community outreach.




The Cambrian Symphony is lead by Conductor and Artistic Director, Scott Krijnen. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Krijnen was raised in an environment of music, conducting and education. It is with great joy that he gets to continue to grow in these areas everyday in his career and personal life. A recipient of a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he is a frequent performer as a chamber musician, with concerts throughout the Bay Area, as well as Europe, Taiwan and Korea, and as an orchestral player, including as a member of the Silicon Valley Symphony and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. Scott has appeared as a soloist with the Spokane Symphony, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Silicon Valley Symphony, The Winchester Orchestra and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony.

As a conductor, he is sought after throughout the Bay Area, currently leading the Cambrian Symphony, appearing as a recurring guest conductor with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, in his 5th year as Orchestra Director of the "Summer in the City" festival at San Jose State University and his 3rd year as Musical Director of San Jose Dance Theatre.

As an educator, Scott currently teaches over 550 students through 9 orchestras at Castillero and Redwood Middle Schools, winning teacher of the year recognition in 2011. Mr. Krijnen coaches and has conducted at Saratoga High School, leads sectionals at SJSU, and has coached and presented with PACO for the last decade. Scott is happily married to his wife of 12 years, Aryn, and is the father of two beautiful children who get to grow up in the same wonderful world of music as their father. 

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