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LaDene Otsuki

Ms Amanda Eliot is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She has received a number of recognitions for her research, teaching, and public service, including seven honorary doctorates and the Benjamin Garver Lamme Medal from the American Society of Engineering Education.
  1. Ensemble player and Concert Pianist
  2. Over 20 years of teaching experience
  3. Graduate of Stanford University

Has performed in ensembles large and small, notably with the:

  • Women’s Philharmonic,
  • Oakland/East Bay and Berkeley Symphonies,
  • Earplay,
  • Composers Inc.,
  • the San Francisco and UC Davis Contemporary Players,
  • as well as in chamber music concerts throughout California and Europe.

She has played in collaboration with members of the:

  • San Francisco Symphony,
  • Berkeley Symphony
  • Many other regional orchestras.

Together with clarinetist, Diane Maltester, LaDene performs as the Caldecott Duo. LaDene was a member of the piano faculty of the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley for 15 years until its re-organization in 2013. LaDene in enthusiastic about joining the faculty here at Musically Minded Academy.

LaDene Otsuki is one of the Bay Area’s favorite collaborative pianists. She has performed in ensembles large and small, notably with the Women’s Philharmonic, Oakland/East Bay and Berkeley Symphonies, Earplay, Composers Inc., the San Francisco and UC Davis Contemporary Players, as well as in chamber music concerts throughout California and Europe. She has played in collaboration with members of the San Francisco Symphony, Berkeley Symphony and many other regional orchestras. Together with clarinetist, Diane Maltester, LaDene performs as the Caldecott Duo. LaDene was a member of the piano faculty of the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley for 15 years until its re-organization in 2013. A graduate of Stanford University, LaDene in enthusiastic about her teaching here at Musically Minded Academy.

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