Lois Elfenbein Gosa

Violin

Lois Gosa loves to play the piano besides the violin. She especially enjoys Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin and Beethoven.

What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
I wish our dear audience members ALL the joy of music every day

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
I’d still find a way to make music with others. I’d play in a trio: violin, piano and cello. I’d play in a string quartet. On a different subject; I’m interested in the concepts of learning. I’d want to volunteer to help others.

What do you do in your spare time (other than practice!)?
I enjoy reading. A GREAT joy in my life: time with my family.

What is your favorite thing about being a professional musician?
We are always working to convey the message of the composer. Sometimes it is like a “joke,” sometimes “profound,” quite often the music tells a story with such conviction; we all know where we’re going and it’s great to finish the musical statement.

What sport(s) do you participate in?
Short walks are fine for me.

What is your favorite food?
A mango is delicious. Perfection: an egg.

Education:
Florida State University, student of Richard Burgin and Eliot Chapo; Post-graduate work at FSU, New York University and Indiana University