Present and Past
Lauren Spaulding (viola)
Lauren Spaulding, has established herself as a rising genre-defying soloist and chamber musician. Spaulding, a Texas native, studied under the tutelage of Professor Peter Slowik at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has worked with Geraldine Walther of the Takács Quartet, Roger Tapping of the Juilliard String Quartet, and soloist Nobuko Imai. Spaulding is currently in residence at the University of Maryland as the violist of the acclaimed Thalea String Quartet. Additionally, Lauren is a member of Meredith Monk’s contemporary performance ensemble, a regular with the Colorado Symphony, an award winning studio recording artist, Principal Violist and Festival Artist of the Colorado MahlerFest. Spaulding is the co-founder of the Tallā Rouge Viola Duo (www.tallarouge.com) with fellow violist Aria Cheregosha. Spaulding attended Yellow Barn as a featured festival artist, and placed as a finalist for the International Music Grand Prix competition held at Carnegie Hall.