Natalie Kress

Baroque Violin
Modern Violin
Director, Musicivic Baroque
Executive Advisor, Musicivic

Praised by the New York Times for her "splendid playing," Natalie Rose Kress is a violinist based in Washington, D.C. Following three summers as a Tanglewood Fellow, she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center and performed with Yo-Yo Ma at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. She was awarded the 2021 Mercury Chamber Orchestra Fellowship, The 2022 English Concert in America Fellowship, as well as performed the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Music for String Quartet" at the Linde Center at The Tanglewood Music Center in 2021 with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She performs as a core member of Quartet Salonnières (NY), Repast Baroque Ensemble (NY), La Grande Bande (MN), and Musicivic Baroque (PA) and can be seen playing with The Handel and Haydn Society (MA), the Washington Bach Consort (D.C.), The English Concert (U.K.), Opera Lafayette (D.C.), The Mercury Chamber Orchestra (TX), Seraphic Fire (FL), TENET Vocal Artists (NY), Early Music NY, and the Staunton Music Festival (VA). She is currently a Doctorate student at the University of Maryland with a focus on Historical Performance pedagogy.

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