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Francesca dePasquale

Oberlin Conservatory
Juilliard Pre-College

Described by critics as “scintillating” and celebrated for her “rich, expressive playing” (MusicalAmerica), violinist Francesca dePasquale is the First Prize winner of the 2010 Irving M. Klein International String Competition and recipient of the prestigious 2014-2016 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. Earning her the 2015 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist Award, her self-titled debut album and accompanying recital tour was praised for “sincerity, intensity” and “individual voice” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and “immaculate and discreet phrasing” (Strad Magazine). 2021-2022 season highlights include recitals presented by Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Boston Conservatory featuring On the Blue Shore of Silence, a multimedia suite for violin, piano, electronics, and visual art by composers Gity Razaz, Gloria Justen, Sayo Kosugi, and artist Johanna Andruchovici, commissioned by Francesca dePasquale and co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, which presented the world premiere in May of 2021. Additional highlights include appearances with Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Manhattan Chamber Players, and the Aletheia Piano Trio, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto with the Oberlin Orchestra, and the release of Gity Razaz’s Duo for Violin and Piano on her debut album for BIS records, recorded with pianist Scott Cuellar. Ms. dePasquale is a member of the violin faculty at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School Pre-College Program. Additionally, she is a member of the violin faculty at the Heifetz International Music Institute, where she also serves as Director of their Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. As soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, she appears for festivals and series internationally. Ms. dePasquale is the violinist of the Aletheia Piano Trio, a member of the artist roster for Manhattan Chamber Players and Noree Chamber Soloists, and performs with Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Marinus Ensemble, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Please visit http://francescadepasquale.com for more information.