Devonie Freeman

Second violinist (occupying the Mary Catherine Klan Violin Chair), Devonie Freeman has been a member of the Louisville Orchestra since 1974. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Freeman attended the University of Cincinnati (B.S. Music Education), the Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School, and the University of Louisville (M.M. Education-Violin Performance).  Along with the Louisville Orchestra, Ms. Freeman played in several renowned orchestras, including the American Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony. She also played Radio City Music Hall and the Aspen Music Festival.

In her free time, Ms. Freeman enjoys bird watching, playing with her cats, watching T.V. movies, and reading mysteries. Her favorite musical groups are the Chicago Symphony, New York City Ballet, Coldplay, The Cult, and the St. Louis Symphony. She particularly enjoys the music of composers W.A.  Mozart and Johannes Brahms. Ms. Freeman is especially motivated by the orchestra’s  patrons. “Performing for the audience and meeting all our listeners is the best part of being a musician.” Her advice for young musicians is to “Practice hard if you really want to perform professionally, it takes a lot of dedication.”

Congratulations to Devonie upon her retirement from the Louisville Orchestra in December 2019.