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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 a dynamic 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 Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation commission grant; the Toomai String Quintet, specializing in innovative educational outreach and community engagement; and the G-Sharp Duo with pianist Yelena Grinberg. She regularly joins the rosters of the Marlboro Music Festival and the touring Musicians From Marlboro, as well as the Gamut Bach Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, A Far Cry, New York Chamber Soloists, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Échappé, and the conductor-less Sejong Soloists, with whom she recently recorded the Mendelssohn Octet with Gil Shaham.

Recent performances include collaborations with artists such as Richard Goode, Leon Fleisher, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Pro Arte, and Johannes Quartets; and under the auspices of such venues as the Louvre, Guggenheim Museum, Freer Gallery, Cadogan Hall, Salle Gaveau, Library of Congress, Seoul Arts Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, and the Mariinsky Theater. 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. Especially notable is her solo performance with Sejong Soloists on the popular KBS-TV arts program “Classical Odyssey," which aired across 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 U.S. in 1984 to Japanese and French-Canadian parents, Ms. Gendron began her violin studies at age four with Carl Shugart and Carol Sykes. 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, 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 as a graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard joint-degree program, and a Master of Music degree and the coveted Artist Diploma from Juilliard.