Audrey Wozniak is a violinist dedicated to cultivating cross-cultural exploration and curiosity through creating experiences that invite the audience to engage with culture, sound, and space in unanticipated ways. Audrey started playing violin at the age of six after seeing internationally-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman perform on the children’s television show Sesame Street. Since that time, she has emerged as a genre-defying performer of diverse musical styles and traditions from around the world. 

Audrey is passionate about new music and unconventional spaces, and has premiered works by architect-composer Emma-Kate Matthews at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the 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. She regularly performs and records with groups including the Grammy Award-winning Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, MIT’s Gamelan GalakTika, Ambient Orchestra, and Wellesley’s Collegium Musicum, and has taught and performed as a faculty member at Austin Chamber Music Center. 

Engaging with improvisation and diverse musical cultures is an essential piece of Audrey’s music-making. As a 2014-2015 recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Audrey explored multiculturalism in local music cultures of China, Indonesia, and Turkey. During the year she studied Chinese erhu, Balinese rebab, Uyghur ghijak, and Banyuwangi biola (stringed instruments) with local master musicians, 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 (for more, see her blog On Global Harmony). An accomplished Turkish classical music violinist, she regularly travels to Istanbul to continue her study of Turkish classical music, where she regularly performs on Turkish National Radio live broadcasts and with renowned musicians such as Necati Çelik, Canan Sezgin Geylan, Yahya Geylan, Murat Seçkin, Ayhan Çakır, and Talat Er. Since 2019, Audrey has served as artistic director of Harvard’s World Music Collective, an ensemble comprised of musicians committed to exploring beyond the Euro-American musical tradition through (re)arranging, composing, and performing music from diverse musical cultures.

A graduate of Wellesley College with Honors in Music and a recipient of Masters in Violin Performance with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Audrey is currently a doctoral student in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University.

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