- New York City, NY
- Travels up to 30 miles
- $150 - $2,000
Augusta is a Manhattan based freelance violinist, performing internationally as both soloist and orchestral musician. She is also an avid Scottish fiddler and chamber musician. She was winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concerto Competition, and semifinalist in the 2014 Musica Antiqua International Competition in Bruges, Belgium. Augusta holds a B.M. degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She will begin studies at The Juilliard School in the Fall of 2015, as proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. Augusta is an enthusiastic performer with a deep sense of nuance, and is also stylistically diverse in pop styles
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau has been entertaining clients in NYC over St. Patrick's Day for the past 28 years so this event holds a certain expectation from both our senior staff as well as our clientele. Augusta was contacted to provide a quote for Celtic background music for an upscale reception hosted at 21 Club NYC. From the first correspondence with Augusta, she was very responsive, professional and easy to work with. The entire experience was fantastic and I would recommend Augusta to anyone that is seeking live Celtic music. Thank you again Augusta.
Augusta is extremely professional. She listened to everything we requested and the trio she coordinated for us performed beautiful, beautiful music that set the tone for our entire, 170 person, NYC wedding. I'm eager to have them back for a smaller cocktail party event!
Response from Augusta, NYC Freelance Violinist:
Thank you so much! This was a really fun and elegant event and it was lovely for us to play such a nice program of music. I very much enjoyed working with you! Everything was so smooth and easy to organize. Thank you.
From the start Augusta was incredibly professional; her quotation was very reasonable for her amazing talent and she knew exactly which questions to ask to deliver the service we needed. Augusta's music really made our event and many of our guests commented on how beautiful her performance was. A complete pleasure to work with, thank you Augusta!
Augusta was the perfect addition to our private event. She was communicative from the very beginning and everyone really enjoyed her music. Highly Recommended!
It was truly one of the best decisions to invite Augusta to play at our wedding!! She communicated with us throughout the whole process, learned custom songs for us and even sent us a sample of the songs. But most of all she played beautifully, and the ceremony was all the more special because of her.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us on our special day!
Response from Augusta, NYC Freelance Violinist:
Thank you guys so much! It was truly a pleasure. Congratulations again. Wishing you all the best!
What to Expect
-Any solo classical repertoire on violin, baroque violin, or viola. By request or left up to me, doesn't matter.
-Any pop song arrangement.
-Scottish fiddle tunes
-Can provide a string trio, quartet, or quintet, or duo (two violins or violin/viola)
-Classical or pop arrangements
-Pop arrangements, movie soundtracks, children songs accompaniment
I am extremely flexible with styles and music. I basically can play any style you want! If you don't have a clear idea of what you're looking for in your event, I can help you out with some ideas and suggestions. I enjoy playing classical music, pop, fiddle, etc. I can provide solo violin or viola entertainment, chamber music (quartets, trios, duos, etc.),* and baroque violin (for the soothing sounds of gut strings playing ethereal Baroque music from the 17-19th centuries!).
*Cost would be per person in the group.
A native of Oberlin, Ohio, Augusta Jane is an emerging baroque and classical/modern violinist. At the age of 23, she has performed internationally as both soloist and orchestral musician. She is also an avid Scottish fiddler, having one first place in several Ohio Scottish Games contests.
She was winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concerto Competition, and semifinalist in the 2014 Musica Antiqua International Competition in Bruges, Belgium.
Augusta holds a B.M. degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She will begin studies at The Juilliard School in the Fall of 2015 for baroque violin, as proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.
Recent highlights include a performance as chamber musician with members of the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, in their Bach Family Frolic concert series in January 2015.
In the 2015-2016 season, Augusta will perform as concerto soloist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, with the Bach A minor Violin Concerto.
In the 2011-2012 season, Augusta performed in the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with her Oberlin based baroque ensemble, and at the Boston Early Music Festival. That same year she held Principal second violin in the Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra (Amsterdam) under the baton of Teunis van der Zwart, and assistant concertmaster in the Nederlands Student Orkest on their 2012 European tour, playing in such venues as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Augusta performs as an apprentice with Apollo's Fire and is a substitute violinist with Boston Baroque. She has collaborated on stage with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra during their Winter Institute, and was invited to play in a Tafelmusik masterclass for renowned violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.
On modern violin she has worked under such conductors as Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Alan Gilbert, James Gaffigan, David Zinman, and Robert Spano.
Augusta holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in violin performance, with a minor in historical performance, graduating at age 19 with honors (Pi Kappa Lambda Society). Her principal teachers were Milan Vitek (modern violin) and Marilyn McDonald (baroque violin). She currently is pursuing her Masters of Music in violin performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, under the tutelage of Alexander Kerr and Stanley Ritchie. She spent an exchange semester in 2011-12 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Johannes Leertouwer and Sophie Gent.
She began her violin studies at the age of three with the Suzuki Violin School Method, continuing her studies in Moscow, Russia at the age of 12 with Zoya Makhtina of the Moscow Central Special Music School. Throughout her childhood, Augusta studied privately with Gregory Fulkerson and Almita and Roland Vamos.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 14, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|July 20, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
|May 07, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 02, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 17, 2016||Cocktail Party|
|February 20, 2016||Cocktail Party|
|November 30, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|October 01, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
Any song/piece/set that is desired for the event!
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