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Name:  Evelina Chao  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Il


Illinois Connection

Evelina Chao was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Arlington, Virginia.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chao eventually chose music and playing the violin and viola as her profession, attending Oberlin College and the Juilliard School before joining the Amici Quartet, Indianapolis Symphony and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra where she is currently Assistant Principal Viola, she continually grappled with the issue of identity.

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