Glenn Loontjens, viola, is originally from Ghent, Belgium. He moved to the United States at age 9 and began studying violin at age 10. Loontjens attended Indiana University as a double major in viola and computer science, where he studied with Abraham Skernick and Joseph DePasquale. He was a principal player of the New World Symphony, the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival and the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Italy.
Loontjens has performed with the Youngstown, Erie, Wheeling, Jacksonville and Florida West Coast symphony orchestras as well as the Florida Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival and the touring company of the New York City Opera. Loontjens has also been a faculty member of the Eastern Music Festival, in Greensboro, N.C. During the summers, he often travels and enjoys playing at music festivals including those in Carbondale, Ill. and the Black Hills of South Dakota. He has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001.
Glenn Loontjens is underwritten by
Marita & Hal Brayman.