SSO Artist Spotlight
SSO Artist Spotlight will feature a
different SSO artist each for concert of the season. Our current
spotlight is on violinist Bobbie Thamert.
enjoy and please look for our spotlighted artist at our
Cheswick, Pa near Pittsburgh
What type of art do you create?
Describe your artwork/
I play the classical violin
When did you start creating your art?
I began playing the violin when I was around 8 yrs old
What inspires you?
I am inspired by the arts as a whole.
I love to look at beautiful artwork
watch dance performances, and music of
What are the challenges of creating your art?
I have problems with my neck and spine.
At times my hands have pain in them,
and I can not play.
Do you make a living through your art?
I teach strings in the Wicomico county Schools
Do you have a job outside of your art?
Who is your favorite artist?
Where in the community can your artwork be
I play in the Salisbury
Symphony orchestra, The Asbury
orchestra and in a string trio.
What do you think the Eastern Shore can do to improve
its arts scene? I would like
to see string programs in all of the schools throughout the
Right now only Wicomico has a program for all
levels, Worcester is starting a program in the elementary school
in Berlin. It would be wonderful to see this happening in all
(Courtesy of the Daily Times)