Violinist Audrey Wright joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in September, 2016. A versatile performer in solo, chamber music, and orchestral settings, Audrey has previously held positions with the Excelsa Quartet (2014-16) and New World Symphony (2013-14). Audrey has been a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (Verbier, CH) directed by Gábor Takács-Nagy since 2014, performing as the ensemble’s concertmaster several times. She has performed in such chamber orchestras as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Saint Paul, MN) and the Discovery Ensemble (Boston, MA), and has appeared as guest artist with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Axelrod String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, and Boston Trio. Audrey maintains an active collaboration with the Smithsonian Chamber Players (Washington, DC), and has had the honor of performing on instruments within the Smithsonian Instrument Collection such as the “Greffuhle” Stradavari. She has collaborated with other artists such as Mayron Tsong, Paul Watkins, Roger Tapping, and John Gibbons, as well as pianist Christopher O’Riley on the national radio program “From the Top”. Most recent festival appearances include the Verbier Festival (Verbier, CH), Manchester Summer Chamber Music (Ipwich, MA), Great Lakes Summer Chamber Music Festival (Detroit, MI), Kneisel Hall School of Music (Blue Hill, ME), and the McGill International String Quartet Academy (Montreal, QC).
Audrey completed her undergraduate studies in 2011 with Lucy Chapman at the New England Conservatory (NEC) earning the prestigious Chadwick Medal, and received a Master of Music from NEC in 2013 studying with Lucy Chapman, Bayla Keyes, and Jennifer Frautschi. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland, studying with David Salness. Audrey plays on a violin bow made in 2000 by Paul Siefried generously on loan from The Maestro Foundation.