John Macfarlane, violin, is currently assistant principal second violin of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Grant Park Music Festival, IRIS Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival Orchestras, and served as the first violinist of the Eykamp String Quartet. He has served as Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and as guest concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin from Northwestern University and a Master of Music in Violin from the University of Maryland. John lives in Chicago with his wife, violinist Karyn Macfarlane, and their three children.