Stacey Pelinka enjoys performing a broad spectrum of classical music, especially contemporary chamber music. She is a founding member of the Eco Ensemble, resident at UC Berkeley and CNMAT, and a longtime member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. An avid orchestral player, Stacey plays principal flute with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program productions, second flute with the Berkeley Symphony, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the Midsummer Mozart Festival, and piccolo with the Santa Rosa Symphony. She freelances throughout the Bay Area, performing frequently with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Earplay, the Oakland and Marin Symphonies, and other ensembles.
A certified Feldenkrais Method® practitioner, Stacey teaches Feldenkrais classes for the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, and enjoys applying theoretical concepts from the method in her flute teaching, which has a strong somatic focus. She is currently a flute instructor at the University of California, Davis as well as UC Berkeley.
A native of the Bay Area, Stacey attended Cornell University and the San Francisco Conservatory, where she studied with Timothy Day. Other formative teachers include Keith Underwood and Liisa Ruoho.