We have an extensive repertoire appropriate for weddings, receptions, parties, rehearsal dinners, celebrations, showers, corporate events & other occasions.

The Riverside Trio is a string trio (violin, viola, and cello) that has been making music together for events in Spokane and the Inland Northwest since 2003. Each of us is a member of the Spokane Symphony and has many years of experience performing professionally.

The Riverside Trio consists of Shelley Rotz, violin, Catherine Shipley, viola, and Roberta Bottelli, cello.

The Riverside Trio group photo


Shelley Rotz, violin

Shelley is currently a violinist with the Spokane Symphony. She is an adjunct professor at Spokane Falls Community College and conducts the SFCC Orchestra. Originally from Chehalis, WA, she holds a Bachelor's degree from Washington State University.

Catherine Shipley, viola

A Seattle native, Catherine has been a violinist with the Spokane Symphony since 2001. She taught herself the viola in high school and has enjoyed playing viola parts in chamber music ever since. Catherine also teaches violin and viola privately and volunteers in the beginning strings programs of the Spokane and Mead School Districts.

Roberta Bottelli, cello

Roberta has a BA from the University of Puget Sound and Master's degrees from both Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University. She joined the Spokane Symphony in 2006 and is finishing her Doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia. Roberta also teaches privately and is on the faculties of Holy Names Music Center and Whitworth University.

The Riverside Trio group photo

A Small Selection of The Riverside Trio's Repertoire

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Sample Music Performed by The Riverside Trio

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