Two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient Jennifer Frautschi has garnered worldwide acclaim as an adventurous musician with a remarkably wide-ranging repertoire.
This season she appears as soloist with multiple orchestras across the United States and as chamber musician at Boston Chamber Music Society, Caramoor, Chamber Music Charleston, Middlebury Performing Arts Series, and Seattle Chamber Music Festival. Her 2015-16 season featured performances with the Boston Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, Norwalk and Valdosta Symphonies; re-engagements with the Austin, Boise, Pasadena, Pensacola, and Toledo Symphonies; and chamber music appearances at the Library of Congress, Duke University, Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, OR), Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (Burlington, VT). Other highlights of the past few seasons include performances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Tucson Symphony; return engagements with the Alabama, Arkansas, Belo Horizonte , Chattanooga, and Phoenix Symphonies and the Rhode Island Philharmonic; and appearances at the Ojai, La Jolla, Moab, Bridgehampton, and SaltBay Music Festivals.
Recent releases include a recording of Romantic Horn Trios, with hornist Eric Ruske and pianist Stephen Prutsman, and the Stravinsky Duo Concertant with pianist Jeremy Denk. In the last two years she has released two discs with pianist John Blacklow on Albany Records: the first devoted to the three Schumann violin sonatas; the second an exploration of recent additions to the violin and piano repertoire by American composers Dan Coleman, Stephen Hartke, Steve Mackey, Elena Ruehr, and Barbara White.
Born in Pasadena, California, Ms. Frautschi was a student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School. She also attended Harvard, NEC, and Juilliard, where she studied with Robert Mann. She performs on a 1722 Antonio Stradivarius violin known as the “ex-Cadiz,” on generous loan from a private American foundation. She currently teaches in the graduate program at Stony Brook University in New York.