The Villa Sinfonia Foundation had its beginnings in 1975 when Lynn and Roy Oakley started the Oakley Violin Studio, a private violin studio. Since that time, the private studio has expanded to include other private violin, viola and cello studios in a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization called the Villa Sinfonia Foundation, founded in 1994.

Awards and Achievements

  1. Gold Award winners at the Pacific Basin Music Festival, Hawaii, 1994.
  2. Governor’s Award from the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Association, 2001.
  3. Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco for 25 years of outstanding service to the community, 2001.
  4. Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Nancy Pelosi, 2008
  5. Certificate of Appreciation from the San Francisco Police Department in gratitude for “your incredible rendition of the National Anthem at the 10th Annual law Enforcement Appreciation Night at AT & T Park, July 23, 2013”

Performances and Tours

  1. Annual concerts: Family Ensemble Concert, Holiday Concert, Winter Concert, April Chamber Orchestra concert, Union Square concert
  2. Other Bay Area performances include: Jack London Square, Crocker Plaza, Stonestown, Sheraton Palace Hotel, The World Trade Club, San Francisco Marriott Hotel, International Music Festival at Herbst Theatre, 1997
  3. Community outreach: The Shriners Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, UC Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Cancer Society
  4. Featured in a Paramount Studios made-for-TV movie starring Elizabeth Montgomery
  5. 1994 Pacific Basin Music Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii
  6. 1996 Germany and Austria tour
  7. 1999 British Isles tour
  8. 2002 Carnegie Hall Performance, New York
  9. 2004 Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
  10. 2005 Prague and Italy tour
  11. 2008 Scotland and England tour
  12. 2011 Washington, D.C. Tour
  13. 2014 France Tour
  14. 2015 Carnegie Hall Performance, New York