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Musician

Audrey Wozniak started playing violin at the age of six after seeing internationally-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman perform on the children’s television show Sesame StreetSince that time she has performed on dirt roads and concert halls in seven countries in styles ranging from Western classical to Turkish classical, free improvisation to Balinese traditional.


As a musician, Audrey is keenly interested in creating performance experiences that challenge the audience to engage with culture, sound, and space in unanticipated ways. She has recently premiered works by architect-composer Emma-Kate Matthews at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, compositions for James Turrell's Skyspace at the University of Texas at Austin, and her own solo composition Why We Do This at the National Portrait Gallery in London. In the spring of 2014, Audrey gave the Boston premiere of American composer Lou Harrison's rarely-played Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan on the composer's own instruments, especially tuned for the piece and held at Harvard University.

Audrey is a versatile musician who engages with improvisation and diverse musical cultures in her music-making. As a 2014-2015 recipient of the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Audrey explored multiculturalism in local music cultures of China, Indonesia, and Turkey. During the year she studied erhu, Balinese rebab, ghijak, and biola (stringed instruments) with local master musicians, worked as a music critic in Hong Kong, observed and traveled with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on their Asia tour, and performed on the main stage of Bali’s largest music festival, among various unlikely and extraordinary experiences she chronicled on her blog On Global Harmony. She regularly travels to Istanbul to continue her study of Turkish classical music, has twice played on Turkish National Radio live broadcasts, is a featured performer with Nevabuselik Turkish Art Music Choir, and has performed internationally broadcast concerts with tabla-vocal duo Qi-Rattan.

Audrey made her solo debut in 2010 with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and served as the concertmaster of the MIT Symphony from 2010-2014. During that time she performed as the violin soloist for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, and was the winner of the 2013 MIT Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, for which she performed Mozart’s Adagio and Rondo for Violin and Orchestra with cadenzas she composed herself. She was the 2014 winner of the Billings Award for Music Performance and graduated from Wellesley College with Honors in Music. Audrey received a Master's in Music Performance with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and will enter the PhD program in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University in the fall of 2018.

2018 Solo Recital
Fikret Amirov: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano
Performed with Alessandro Viale (piano) at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.



2017 Solo Recital
Henry Cowell: Homage to Iran
Performed with Imma Setiadi (piano) and Henry Fynn (percussion) at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.



2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival
Andrea Ferrante: Un gesto appena
Performed with ACMC Faculty at Bates Concert Hall, University of Texas at Austin.




2014 Nevabuselik Türk Sanat Müziği Korosu Concert
Şimdi bahara erdim gonca gonca gül derdim
Performed with Nevabuselik Turkish Art Music Choir in London.


2014 Senior Honors Thesis Performance
Lou Harrison: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan.
Performed with Gamelan Si Betty at Harvard University.


2014 Supercollider with Gamelan Elektrika
Christine Southworth: Supercollider (originally commissioned for Kronos Quartet)
Performed with Gamelan Elektrika at Kresge Auditorium, MIT.


MIT Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner
W.A.Mozart: Adagio in E Major for Violin in Orchestra, K. 261 and Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 373
Cadenzas composed by A. Wozniak