Violist Marian Kent has been a violist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) since 1972.
She was an original member of the Atlanta Chamber Players, with whom she played for several years, and has played in the Spoleto Festival in Italy and the Tanglewood Festival, among others.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Ms. Kent is the daughter of a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. She escaped to the West with her family during the 1956 Hungarian revolution. After two years in a refugee camp in Austria, they came to the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles.
Ms. Kent studied at the California Institute of the Arts and on scholarship at the Juilliard School, where she earned her performer's diploma. While playing in the American Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski, she pursued further studies with William Lincer, Walter Trampler, and Burton Fine.