The Girls

of Bella Las Vegas

Carissa

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Carissa Werner studied music at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.  While as student at NAU, she played in the NAU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.  After earning her Bachelor’s in Music Education, she became an elementary music teacher for the Clark County School District.  After three years, she moved to Utah and was a violist in the Salt Lake Symphony.  Now she’s back in Las Vegas and in addition to performing with Bella Electric Strings, she is teaching elementary…

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Nina

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Nina Di Gregorio, a Yamaha string artist, is a classically trained violinist, bass player, writer/arranger, and vocalist, but is most well-known for being a pioneer of the electric rock violin. She has performed as a soloist and and string arranger with the some of the biggest names in the business. Recently, she arranged and performed strings with the Killers for President Obama and on the Killers latest album. Television credits include the Latin Grammys with Shakira, and she can also…

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Chandra

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Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. Chandra began studying fine arts at the age of 3, when her parents started her in violin and ballet. At the age of 5, Chandra began studying piano, and continued both instruments through college. Chandra is a classically trained violinist and grew up studying the Suzuki Method. Ms. Meibalane has attended numerous music institutes including The National Suzuki Institute, Aspen Music Festival, and Sound Encounters. She has taken master classes from accomplished violinists including…

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Rhea

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Rhea was born and raised in Laguna Beach California. Rhea’s knack for music began at a very young age.  She began playing piano at the age of 4 and later on began playing the violin, viola and steel drum.   She was concert master in her middle school and high school orchestra where she acquired several musical awards for leadership, hard work and talent. Rhea is a classically trained Viola player from Pepperdine University in Malibu California. While attending Pepperdine, Rhea…

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Zoe

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Zoë  was classically trained at Oberlin Conservatory, and has used that training as a departure point into the performance of multiple genres of music, from traditional chamber, orchestral, and solo work to rock, folk, and all kinds of improvisation. She has played all over the United States with artists and ensembles such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ronnie Dunn, Mannheim Steamroller, the Addams Family Broadway Tour, Phantom! the Vegas Spectacular, The Las Vegas Philharmonic, and many more. She also is a member…

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Rachael

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Rachael is a classically trained cellist who studied music at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA and Longy School of Music in Boston. Since moving to Las Vegas, she has had the opportunity to perform many different genres of music, from classical to classic rock. Some of the performers Rachael has shared the stage with: The Killers, Andrea Bocelli, Deep Purple, Sarah Brightman, Frank Sinatra Jr. & Michelle LeGrand. She has performed on and off the strip, positions varying from…

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Dominique

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Dominique, a Las Vegas native, began her musical career on piano at the age of 5. She began her studies with Martha Sparks (Manhattan School of Music) and later studied exclusively and extensively with Enrico Elisi (Eastman School of Music). Throughout the course of her (continued) piano studies, she has participated in numerous competitions locally and in states around the country, always placing high in competitions and receiving great commendation for technical and musical abilities. Notably, she placed, three years…

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Hanna

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Hanna, viola, is a native of Ukraine and a graduate of the National Music Academy of Ukraine, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in viola performance. Hanna is a former principal violist of the Symphony Orchestra Philharmonia of Chernihiv, Ukraine.  She is also a former member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine,  Kiev Chamber Orchestra, and Premiere and Caprice Classic string quartets. Hanna has performed throughout Europe and Ukraine as a soloist and chamber musician.…

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Denitza

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Denitza was born in Bulgaria, Europe, in a family of university music professors.  She began her music career at the age of four with piano, ear training and sight singing lessons.  Two years later, she began studying violin, viola and the flute. In 1995 Denitza graduated with honors from the National Music Academy in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  In 1999 she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree and a Master of Music degree in 2001 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Denitza…

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Christina

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Christina is a classically trained violinist who holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from UNLV. While attending UNLV, Christina served as concertmaster of the UNLV Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Liberace Scholars Quartet. Christina has been a member of Bella Electric Strings since 2006, performing in numerous corporate events and weddings in a wide variety of venues. Christina has performed with an array of performers, from Richard Marx, Clint Holmes, The Las Vegas Tenors, Lil…

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Adrianna

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Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Adrianna has spent her life playing the violin. She studied classical violin privately and at school, while also learning the art of Jazz Harmonic Improvisation from her father, Michael Thurber, a jazz guitarist. Immediately after graduating in 2006 from the Grammy Award winning Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts, she joined the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Since then, she has toured all over the U.S. from Hollywood to New York, Chicago to Dallas, and…

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