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Violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, lauded by the New York Times as a “brilliant soloist" and by Strad Magazine for her “marvellous and lyrical playing,” enjoys a dynamic freelance career based in New York. A deeply committed chamber musician, Ms. Gendron is a member of the Momenta Quartet, whose vision encompasses contemporary music of all backgrounds alongside great music from the past, and who serve as Bates College’s Artists-in-Residence in Music for 2019-2020. She also appears with the Toomai String Quintet, specializing in innovative educational outreach and community engagement; and the longstanding G-Sharp Duo with pianist Yelena Grinberg. Ms. Gendron also appears on the rosters of the Marlboro Music Festival and the touring Musicians From Marlboro, as well as groups such as A Far Cry, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ensemble Échappé, Gamut Bach Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Talea Ensemble, and Sejong Soloists.

Ms. Gendron's extensively varied international appearances have included recitals in Sweden and at the Louvre in Paris; festivals in Russia, Finland, and Jordan; and recently, major venues in China, South Korea, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, in collaboration with such artists as Rachel Barton Pine, Bruno Canino, Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Edgar Meyer, and Gil Shaham, among many others. Ms. Gendron’s performances have been broadcast over radio and television in the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Japan, and South Korea. She is a past winner of the Stulberg String Competition and took 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition.

Born in the northeastern U.S. to Japanese and French-Canadian parents, Ms. Gendron began her violin studies at age 4 with Carl Shugart and Carol Sykes. Her subsequent training at the Juilliard School was overseen by principal teachers 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, both 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, and a Master of Music degree and the coveted Artist Diploma from Juilliard.