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Jennifer Frautschi Bio
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Avery Fisher career grant recipient violinist Jennifer Frautschi has created a sensation in recent seasons with appearances as soloist with Pierre Boulez and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Christoph Eschenbach and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at theRavinia Festival, and at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. Selected by CarnegieHall for its Distinctive Debuts series, she made her New York recital debut in 2004.As part of the European Concert Hall Organization's Rising Stars series, Ms. Frautschialso made debuts that year at ten of Europe's most celebrated concert venues, including London's Wigmore Hall, Salzburg Mozarteum, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and La Cité de la Musique in Paris.

Ms. Frautschi’s 2011-12 highlights include the world premiere of James Stephenson’s Violin Concerto, a piece written for her, with the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä; the Barber Concerto with the Orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy, James Conlon conducting; and the premiere Les Bijoux, a violin concerto by Richard Aldag, with the Napa Valley Symphony. As chamber musician she will performwith the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Boston Chamber Music Society,and perform on all-gut strings with period instruments at DaCamera of Houston and theHelicon Foundation in New York.

Her growing discography includes three widely-praised CDs for Artek: an orchestral recording of the Prokofiev concerti with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony, and highly-acclaimed discs of music of Ravel and Stravinsky, and of 20th century works for solo violin. She has also recorded several discs for Naxos, including the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, conducted by the legendary Robert Craft, and two GRAMMY-nominated recordings with the Fred Sherry Quartet,of Schoenberg's Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra [nominated for ‘Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (with Orchestra)’ in 2006] and the Schoenberg Third String Quartet [nominated for ‘Best Chamber Music Performance’ in 2011]. Her most recent releases are a recording of Romantic Horn Trios, with hornist Eric Ruske and pianist Stephen Prutsman, on the Albany label (fall 2010) and Stravinsky Duo Concertantwith pianist Jeremy Denk on Naxos (spring 2011).

 

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