Lorre Lynn Trytten graduated with a Bachelor of Music (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she studied with Thomas Moore and Sydney Harth. She studied Baroque violin with Jaap Schröder at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Later she received a Performance diploma from the Utrecht Conservatory, where she studied violin with Lex Korff de Gidts and Wiktor Liberman, composition with Henk Alkema, and orchestral conducting with Melvin Margolis.Lorre has worked as a violinist and violist in classical symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles and with various bands, including the Dutch folk-pop group Flairck. For years she was a member of the Gustav Klimt String Quartet, the Xenakis Ensemble and the Willem Breuker Kollektief. She has given countless recitals in Holland and other countries with various partners but most often with pianist Marian Bolt. Currently she appears with the Florida-based group, Bow Regards. Lorre’s compositions have been performed internationally by amateur and professional symphony and accordion orchestras, bands, choirs and chamber music ensembles. She has received commissions from many organizations including the Dutch Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst and Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten, the German Dresdener Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Musik. Her ties with Wisconsin remain strong: besides returning to give recitals, both the Peninsula Music Festival and the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra have commissioned and performed Lorre’s work. Lorre has produced various CDs and played on many more, among them several #1 hits in the Dutch hit parade. She has recorded CDs with Marian Bolt, the Klimt quartet and the Bow Regards. Lorre’s first violin concerto, dedicated to Concertgebouw concertmaster Theo Olof, was recorded by Kamerorkest Driebergen. Other groups that have featured her compositions on their CDs include Flairck, the Willem Breuker Kollektief, the Klimt quartet, jazz choir the Biltstars and accordion orchestra Alphen Opus Two.
"Trytten's violin playing is strongly expressive... Result: a straight-from-the-shoulder performance that sparkles and brims over with vitality..." (Gelders Dagblad, Cees Hilberdink)
"Opening the program was a performance of Impression: Blue Lake, composed by Lorre Lynn Trytten... This is an energetic and attractive work with a striking and sometimes highly original use of orchestration." (Green Bay Press Gazette, Terence O'Grady.)