ViolaDorothy Zeavin

San Diego Symphony Orchestra violist Dorothy Zeavin received her Bachelor of Music degree from Cal State Northridge and UCLA. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, YMF Debut Orchestra, Camerata of Los Angeles, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. Her Helmut Keller viola was made from a 250 year old Yugoslavian bedpost. Her sister, Marcia Bookstein, plays cello for the SDSO. Ms. Zeavin also is an inventive cook and an accomplished baker.



Q: What are your favorite travel destinations? 

A: Depends on how much money I have. If I have thousands (ha!), I love Italy and Spain. If it’s hundreds, I will go to the San Francisco area and Sonoma. 

Q: What are some good books you’ve read lately? 

A: Three books that I’ve read recently and that I love are David Sedaris’ When You are Engulfed in Flames, Kathryn Steckett’s The Help and Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth.