Lauren Densinger, 25, is currently a violinist with the New World Symphony, where she is a third-year fellow. During her time at New World, Lauren has been awarded opportunities to be a principal player in the orchestra as well as a solo performer. Most notably, last season she performed the solo violin part of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with Jeannette Sorrell, founder of Cleveland’s early music ensemble, Apollo’s Fire. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Lauren completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance studying with Charles Castleman. During her time at Eastman, she was a frequent concertmaster and principal of the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, and Eastman Opera Orchestra. She was also an active participant in the Eastman Collegium ensemble and performed regularly as a baroque violinist at Christ Church of Rochester as a permanent baroque consort member. Lauren has spent her summers at music festivals such as AIMS Graz, Colorado College Music Festival and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. She also served as Assistant Dean at the Castleman Quartet Program for three summers, where she gained experience in the administrative side of music making. Her most recent summer was spent as a violin fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she had the privilege of working with the members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, their orchestra director, Andris Nelsons, as well as performing in and leading numerous high level chamber groups and ensembles. This will be Lauren’s second summer attending LAMF, and she is very excited to be back!