about autumn

the violinist

Autumn graduated in 2001 from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY with a Master's degree in Violin Performance. While at Eastman, she participated in ensembles such as the New Eastman Symphony and the Eastman Chamber Orchestra. She performed as a member of the new music group Ossia in a new chamber version of Steve Reich's The Desert Music. Ossia performed the piece at the Miller Theatre in New York City in 2000, and it has been released on a critically acclaimed disc on Cantaloupe Records, available at amazon.com.

After several years as the Associate Principal Second Violin of the Erie (PA) Philharmonic, and the associate concertmaster for the Western New York Chamber Orchestra (Fredonia), Autumn now lives in New York City where she is a member of the Camerata Notturna chamber orchestra. She works with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on a regular basis, and has recorded five discs with that orchestra, including the Grammy-winning world premiere recording of John Corigliano's Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan.

Autumn's past experience includes soloing with the Marrowstone Music Festival Orchestra and University of Washington Orchestra, performing for the opening of an American art exhibit at the Tacoma (WA) Art Gallery, and performing during her undergraduate years as the concertmaster of the University of Puget Sound Orchestra.

Autumn has performed in orchestras for Sarah Brightman, The Three Irish Tenors, Anne Murray, Mary J. Blige, Bebe Neuwirth, and the traveling Broadway production of The Lion King.