Meet the Musicians

Corey Averill, Cello

Corey is the founder of Duo Con Brio. You can read his bio here.


James McLennan, Violin, Viola, Trombone

Jim holds Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Oregon in violin and trombone, a Master of Music degree in violin from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Portland State University. Prior to his work in Portland, Jim worked as a studio musician in Hollywood and was Assistant Conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and Principle Conductor of the PYCO Orchestra. Jim currently is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Portland Opera as well as Concertmaster of numerous Broadway Across America shows at Portland's Keller Auditorium. You may have seen him perform in productions such as Chicago, The Book of Mormon, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, South Pacific, Newsies, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses and many others.


Brian Quincy, Viola

Brian holds a Bachelor of Music degree in viola from the University of Southern California and is currently a member of the Oregon Symphony. Prior to his stint in Portland, Brian was a member of both the San Francisco and Phoenix symphonies, as well as other orchestras and chamber groups in Southern California. Brian is an active teacher in Portland and currently on the faculty of Marylhurst College. In addition to his symphonic schedule and work with Duo con Brio, Brian performs with Portland's Third Angle Contemporary Music Ensemble.


Gail Gillespie, Flute

Gail is a freelance flutist in the Portland area and was Principle Flutist in the United States Marine Band, "The President's Own," for over 20 years. While in the band, she performed numerous state functions at the White House and State Department for many of our nation's presidents. Gail currently enjoys retirement from active duty and performs in many musical groups, including Duo con Brio, in the Portland area.


Janet George, Violin

Janet holds a B.A. in Arts and Communication, as well as Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from University of Arizona. Janet is currently the Orchestra Manager of the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra where she performs as the Assistant Principle 2nd Violinist. Prior to her work with the OBT organization, Janet was a violinist in the Tuscon Symphony. She has also performed in the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Opera, the Cascade Music Festival, and is a freelance violinist in the Portland area.


Hae-Jin Kim, Violin

Hae-Jin holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin from Eastman School of Music. She is the founding member of the Artisan String Quartet and Pacifica Trio, and currently performs as a violinist in the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater orchestras. Prior to her work in Portland, Hae-Jin performed in the Music Academy of the West, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and the Idylwild School of Music Summer Festival. Hae-Jin is a dedicated violin instructor in the Portland area training the future musicians of tomorrow.


Jane Day, Cello

Jane holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Portland and is a Suzuki trained teacher. She is a member of both the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestras, has an active private cello studio, and is currently on the faculty at the Portland Community Music Center.


All of our professionals are proud union members of Portland Local 99 AFM AFLCIO.