Francesca dePasquale, violin
Celebrated internationally for her purity and intensity of artistry, violinist Francesca dePasquale is committed to a career that balances solo, chamber, and orchestral music performance with pedagogy and outreach. The First Prize winner of the 2010 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, critics have described Ms. dePasquale as “clearly a talent to watch” (Pasadena Star News). Ms. dePasquale is a 2014 recipient of a two-year career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. dePasquale made her solo orchestral debut at age 9 when she toured Spain with the Main Line Chamber Orchestra and has since made appearances with numerous orchestras. An avid chamber musician, Ms. dePasquale has been a featured artist for [email protected], Music in the Vineyards, Colburn Chamber Music Society, and the Perlman Music Program, and has performed with renowned artists such as Nicholas Kitchen, Ronald Leonard, Robert Levin, Merry Peckham, Itzhak Perlman, and Donald Weilerstein. Ms. dePasquale is the violinist of the Aletheia Piano Trio at the Juilliard School and former concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra.
Ms. dePasquale recently graduated from the Juilliard School with her Master of Music degree, where she studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho as the recipient of the Arnold R. Deutsch/Dorothy DeLay and Dorothy Starling scholarships, as well as the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund. Additionally, Ms. dePasquale serves as the Starling Fellow teaching assistant to Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School. As a student of Robert Lipsett, Ms. dePasquale earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music. Previous teachers include Hirono Oka and William dePasquale, with additional mentorship from Norman Carol and Arnold Steinhardt.