Violinist Emily Acri, 26, was born and raised in Chicago’s Northshore. She completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University as a student of renowned pedagogue Mimi Zweig. While there, Emily sought interest in period performance and was a part of the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra with members of the Indiana University Baroque Ensemble in 2015. Emily completed her Masters degree at the University of Michigan under the direction of Danielle Belen, a captivating soloist and pedagogue. Presently, Emily resides in Seattle and is pursuing a DMA at the University of Washington with the esteemed Professor Ronald Patterson. Emily regularly performs solo and ensemble works spanning from the Baroque era to music of today. Emily performs and studies Baroque and Classical music with Tekla Cunningham and Carole Terry at the UW and performs with a period instrument loaned to the university by George Bozarth. This is her second season performing in the Pacific MusicWorks Underground series. Emily attributes her musical inspiration to her late Grandfather, Robert Acri, a legendary Chicago pianist.
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