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), collaborating with artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Chance the Rapper, Pauline Kim Harris, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), David Lang, George Lewis, Qasim Naqvi, Steve Reich, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Together X Tomorrow, Wadada Leo Smith, Zeynep Toraman, Emily Wells, Saul Williams, and Julia Wolfe.

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, 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. Lauren can be heard on Albany Records, Atlantic Records, ATMA Classique, Blue Note, Chandos Records, New Focus Recordings, Physical Editions, and RVNG Intl. As a composer, Lauren has premiered her own work for violin and electronics at the Guggenheim Museum and been commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble.


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