Professor of the Practice of Music
Violin, Lydian String Quartet. Chamber music performance and analysis. Her interests and expertise range from performance of music from the baroque (period instruments) to music composed in the twenty-first century. Interest also in diverse musical traditions, local/hybrid/fusion.
Founder and second violinst of the Lydian String Quartet in residence at Brandeis University since 1980. She performs, commissions, premieres, and records many new works. Teaches violin and chamber music, with emphasis on how interpretation is informed by context. Founder and Director of MusicUnitesUS whose mission is to further the understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures through music. Teaches Introduction to World Musics at Brandeis. Adjunct teaching at The Boston Conservatory, Founder and Co-Director of Music from Salem, faculty at numerous summer festival, performances in chamber music.
Yale University, M.M.
State University of New York at Purchase, B.M.
Awards and Honors
Invited Fellow at Harvard University Music Department (2013)
2012 Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellowship (2012)
Invited Participant to international Gugak Workshop, Seoul, Korea (2011)
Norman Grant for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2009)
Tenured Faculty for Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East (2008)
BOLLI Distinguished Speakers Award (2007)
Top Classical Performance Award for 2005, The Boston Globe, Lydian String Quartet (2005)
Lydians: National Endowment for Arts grant (1999)
Aaron Copland Foundation Grant (1992)
As Lydian: American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for Adventuresome Programming in Chamber Music (1992)
Boston Globe Best Contemporary Recording (The Quartets of John Harbison) (1992)
As Lydian: Meet the Composer/Rockefeller Foundation /AT Jazz Program Commission (1991)
As Lydian: Artists-of-the-Year, Boston Globe (1990)
As Lydian: Best Record of Year, Boston Globe (1990)
Boston Herald Best Chamber Group of Year (1989)
Chamber Music America Commission Grant (1989)
Lydian: Grammy nomination, "Quartet", Irving Fine (1989)
As member Lydian Quartet: Pew Charitable Trust/Chamber Music American grant to commission composer Lee Hyla for new work (1988)
As member Lydian Quartet: Prizewinner, Portsmouth (England) International String Quartet Competition (1985)
As member Lydian Quartet: Winner, Naumburg Chamber Music Award (1984)
As member Lydian Quartet: 3rd Grand Prize & Contemporary Prize, Banff International String Quartet Competition (1982 - 1983)
As member Lydian Quartet: Evian International String Quartet Competition; 2nd grand prize; contemporary music prize; best performance of French piece prize (1982)
Fellowship, Aspen Music Festival (1982)
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