Longest-serving principal in the orchestra’s history and well-known American Jorja Fleezanis, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 70. It is not known what caused the death.
The date of Jorja Fleezanis’ birth is March 19, 1952. Daughter of Greek immigrants, Fleezanis spent her childhood in Detroit, Michigan. As a violinist, Jorja Fleezanis began her professional life. She attended the Cincinnati Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music after graduating from Cass Technical High School, and she later gained a position with the Chicago Symphony.
From 1989 through 2009, Jorja Fleezanis led the Minnesota Orchestra as principal, becoming the second woman to hold that position in the country’s major orchestras. She recently served as a guest lecturer in creative orchestral studies at the Interlochen School of the Arts. At the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University from 2009 to 2021, she was a professor of orchestral studies.
Her husband’s name was Michael Steinberg (music critic). At Texas Dome Academy, she started performing as well.
She participated there from 1990 to 2007. After finishing her artwork, she decided to travel to San Francisco to check out the city’s music museum.
She taught all of the students from 1981 until 1989. Everyone respects and admires her since she is a wonderful mentor. She instructed learners on the most successful and conservative music of 2016 in a comic orchestra where she served as both instructor and coach of this new word. She was one of several regular visitors to The Snape Martini’s Britain Pear Center.
In 2021–2022, her net worth was steadily increasing. Jorja Fleezani’s salary, earnings, and assets are now only estimated to be worth between $1 million and $5 million.