Described as “simply amazing” and “spellbinding” for her recent performance at the Rochester Fringe Festival, New York City-based violinist Lauren Cauley enjoys a diverse career performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and small-ensemble collaborator. Passionate about continuing the evolution of contemporary music, Lauren has worked with numerous established composers the likes of Samuel Adler, Hans Abrahamsen, David Crumb, Michael Gordon, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Philippe Leroux, but also with dozens of young, emerging composers. She has collaborated for performance premieres at Carnegie Hall in New York, Rodolfinum in Prague, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Lauren has taken part in festivals such as Bang on a Can Summer Festival, The Castleman Quartet Program, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Impuls Contemporary Music Festival, June in Buffalo, Klangspuren Schwaz, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop. Lauren has appeared with ensembles such as the Manchester Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, Slee Sinfonietta, Ensemble Signal, and is a founding member and the violinist of the [Switch~ Ensemble], electroacoustic ensemble-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music. As a chamber musician, Lauren has performed in masterclasses and been coached by members of the Arditti, Attacca, Cavani, Cleveland, Juilliard, Takács, Ying string quartets and members of Ensemble Modern. Her playing has been heard on WRUR 88.5 and ORF Radio Wien, and seen on CBS Broadcasting.
Lauren received her BM and MM in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she served as Teaching Assistant to Charles Castleman. While at Eastman, Lauren was awarded a Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst to study at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany. In Fall 2015, Lauren attended the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Austria. In addition to performing, Lauren maintains a private studio of violin students in Manhattan, is a Teaching Artist for Midori & Friends foundation, and is faculty at the Bloomingdale School of Music. She plays a Parisian violin made by François Gaviniès in 1734.