Emma Meinrenken poses with a violin
Violinist Emma Meinrenken Photo: Donna Santos

Canadian-German violinist Emma Meinrenken is a musician praised for her effortless virtuosity and her skill in interpreting contemporary music. She is a recipient of a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award and a Presser Foundation Music Award. She has won the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Prix Ravel at the Écoles d’art américaines de Fontainebleau, and has participated in festivals such the Verbier Festival Academy and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She often collaborates with composers, being the dedicatee of several compositions for violin, and made her Carnegie Hall debut giving a premiere of a piece by Fred Lerdahl. Upon graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian, Emma received the Milka Violin Artist Prize. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, under the tutelage of Augustin Hadelich.

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