Virginia Dziekonski is assistant principal cello of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. Virginia has performed as principal cellist for 5th Avenue Theater, the St. James Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, Tacoma Opera, and Northwest Sinfonietta. She has also performed with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera. She works for all the major recording studios in the Seattle area, playing scores for radio, television, video games and movies. She also plays principal cello for the Northwest Film Scoring Institute under the direction of Hummie Mann. Virginia is an active chamber musician and has appeared in series such as Second City in Tacoma, Artswest, Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series, Camerata Musica of the Battelle Institute, the San Juan Chamber Players, and the Water Music Festival in Long Beach, WA. In July 2007, Virginia played with her string quartet, the BeauMetro, in the premiere concert of chamber music for the Anacortes Arts Festival. In 2004, the BeauMetro premiered “Anna Madrigal Remembers” with the Seattle Men’s Chorus and with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Virginia has also played with the BeauMetro quartet for the Seattle Symphony Young Composers concert, playing student works under the tutelage of Sam Jones, SSO composer in residence. In 2000-2001, Virginia played principal cello for the world premiere of Philip Glass’ chamber opera, “In the Penal Colony” at ACT Theatre, which also toured to Chicago at the Court Theater, and New York at the Classic Stage Co. Virginia was chosen to play principal for the 2008 Windborne Symphony Orchestra.