Violinist Jennifer Frautschi is rapidly gaining attention as an adventurous chamber and solo performer. How can we be surprised with her outstanding educational background – Colburn School for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Harvard, the New England Conservatory of Music and The Julliard School. Frautschi is familiar with classic repertoire as well as twentieth and twenty-first century works, making her technique known for its purity, focus and solidarity despite the style of music she is performing. She is the inspiration for James Stephenson’s Violin Concerto, a piece explicitly written for her, which she performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä. We are honored to have Frautschi perform annually at Caramoor since the age of 18, after an initial invite from Andre Previn. This summer, we will be lucky enough to watch her perform again on June 28 and 30!