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Jennifer Frautschi, violin

Two-time Grammy nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient violinist Jennifer Frautschi has appeared as soloist with innumerable orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As chamber musician she has performed with the Boston Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and appeared at Chamber Music Northwest, La Jolla Summerfest, Music@Menlo, and the Bridgehampton, Charlottesville, Lake Champlain, Moab, Ojai, Seattle, and Spoleto Music Festivals.

Her discography includes the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and two Grammy-nominated recordings of Schoenberg’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra and Schoenberg’s Third String Quartet. Recent releases include a recording of Romantic Horn Trios with hornist Eric Ruske and pianist Stephen Prutsman, the Stravinsky Duo Concertant with pianist Jeremy Denk, and two discs on Albany: the first devoted to the Schumann sonatas, and the second an exploration of recent additions to the violin and piano repertoire by American composers.

She performs on a 1722 Stradivarius violin known as the “ex-Cadiz”. She currently teaches in the graduate program at Stony Brook University.