Alicia Koelz joined The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of the 2005-06 season. She has appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra, among others. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she graduated with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, receiving a bachelor of music degree and from Northwestern University with a master of music degree. Ms. Koelz's most influential teachers have included Almita and Roland Vamos, William Preucil, Sally O'Reilly, and Mary West. Her great passions include performing chamber music and spending time with good friends, and she feels fortunate to be combine both as a member of the Omni Quartet.