Violinist and improviser Lauren Cauley has quickly risen in New York’s avant-garde as an artist known for genre-breaking performances that expand the sonic possibilities of her instrument. Now a “mainstay of the local new-music scene” (New York Times), she’s built a reputation as an interpreter of “fierce precision” and “excellence uncompromised” (Cleveland Classical).
Lauren has worked with artists and composers such as Anahita Abbasi, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chance the Rapper, Pauline Kim Harris, Jónsi & Alex Somers (Sigur Rós), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), David Lang, George Lewis, Jeffrey Mumford, Qasim Naqvi, Steve Reich, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Together X Tomorrow (투모로우바이투게더), Wadada Leo Smith, Zeynep Toraman, Saul Williams, and Julia Wolfe. Future premieres include Jeffrey Mumford’s verdant cycles of deepening spring concerto no. 2 for violin & orchestra (Spring 2022).
Lauren maintains an international career with performances at festivals such as Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken, Newport Jazz, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Darmstadt, Asphalt, Bang on a Can, ECLAT, Ear We Are, KLANG, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Winter Jazzfest NYC, Sympósio Internacional de Música Nova, and The Perlman Music Program.
As a sought-after collaborator and recording artist, Lauren’s playing has been broadcast on WNYC, ORF Radio Wien, WDR Köln, Radio SRF 2 Kultur, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. As a collaborator, Lauren can be heard on Albany Records, Atlantic Records, ATMA Classique, Blue Note, Chandos Records, New Focus Recordings, Physical Editions, and RVNG Intl.
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