Despite success, no place like home for Cape-born violinist
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Liesl Schoenberger Doty started playing the violin at age 2 and quickly established a reputation as Cape Girardeau's musical wunderkind. She's now in a Grammy-nominated Boston orchestra, but still relishes her Midwestern roots.
Schoenberger told the Southeast Missourian that Cape Girardeau's rich arts heritage played a big role in her development. She recalled how her parents would often drive her 600 miles round trip for violin lessons.
Schoenberger now performs with the orchestra, A Far Cry, whose most recent album earned a Grammy nomination.
In an odd quirk, Schoenberger didn't actually play on the nominated recording. She had the opportunity to record with the orchestra or join a tour that would take her close enough to Cape Girardeau for a visit. She chose home.