Cleveland native Deborah Serafini joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1977. She has appeared on many Sommerfest chamber music programs and has performed the Schumann Piano Quintet with Hélène Grimaud. She is also a longtime participant in the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Kinder Konzerts program for pre-school children.
Serafini received a master’s degree from Indiana University, studying with Josef Gingold and James Buswell. She has participated in Yale University’s chamber music program, coached by the Tokyo String Quartet.