Darcy Rindt achieved
a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of California, Santa Cruz,
where she studied with Roy Malan, concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet
Orchestra, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors in both music and marine
biology. She also holds a Master’s Degree in performance from San Francisco
State University, where she studied under Paul Yarbrough, violist of the
internationally acclaimed Alexander String Quartet. She continued
post-graduated instruction with Catherine Van Hoesen of the San Francisco
Symphony. She holds positions in the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the
Santa Rosa, Marin, Oakland, California and Berkeley Symphonies. She has also
performed with a number of other symphonic groups including the New World Symphony,
the San Francisco Ballet, New Century Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Silicon
Valley as well as contemporary chamber ensembles such as the San Francisco
Contemporary Music Players, and Empyrean Ensemble.
ventures include Jazz Mafia’s “Brass, Bows, and Beats” and “Emperor Norton
Suite,” with whom she played at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Central Park
in New York City, and the Monterey and San Francisco Jazz Festivals. She toured
internationally with the band SRO and has played shows with Peter Gabriel, Josh
Groban, Idina Menzel, Chicago, Transiberian Orchestra, the Magik*Magik
Orchestra, and numerous other Bay Area bands.
Ms. Rindt is
composer and arranger for Squid Inc, an alternative string quartet whose goal
is to reach new audiences through dynamic, engaging performances, original
compositions and compelling arrangements of modern rock, alternative and pop
music. In December 2015, she joined the
Real Vocal String Quartet as violist/vocalist/composer.
She has also been
very involved in education, having completed four seasons with San Francisco
Symphony’s “Adventures in Music” outreach program. Through AIM, Ms. Rindt has
performed over 600 musical outreach programs, inspiring and educated every
elementary student in the San Francisco public schools each of those seasons.
She was previously a MUSE mentor through the Oakland East Bay Symphony,
visiting 2-3 Oakland schools each week and assisting in the music instruction
programs and has done outreach concerts through California and Monterey
Ms. Rindt is a Docent Naturalist
at Ano Nuevo State Park where she leads guided tours through the Elephants Seal
Rookery each winter. She is also an
insatiable tennis player.