photo by Brian Hatton
Violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, lauded by the New York Times as a “brilliant soloist" and by France’s ClassiqueInfo for her “excellent technical mastery” and “undeniable sensitivity,” enjoys an active freelance career based in New York. A deeply committed chamber musician, Ms. Gendron is a member of the Momenta Quartet, two-time recipient of the prestigious Koussevitzky Foundation commission grant. She also regularly joins the rosters of Musicians from Marlboro, Gamut Bach Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, A Far Cry, Toomai String Quintet, and Sejong Soloists, where she is a core member and frequent leader. Recent performances include collaborations with artists such as Richard Goode, Leon Fleisher, Bruno Canino, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Pro Arte, and Johannes Quartets; and under the auspices of such venues and organizations as the Louvre, Salle Gaveau, Cadogan Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Guggenheim Museum, Avery Fisher Hall, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, and Kennedy Center.
Ms. Gendron is a past winner of the Stulberg String Competition and took 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition. She was trained at the Juilliard School where her principal teachers were Won-Bin Yim, Dorothy DeLay, David Chan, and Hyo Kang. Ms. Gendron holds the distinction of being the first person in Juilliard’s history to be accepted simultaneously to its two most selective courses of study, the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Artist Diploma. She holds a B.A. in Classics, magna cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors, from Columbia University as a graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard joint-degree program, and a Master of Music degree and the coveted Artist Diploma from Juilliard.