Born and raised in Colorado, violinist JOANNA MAURER has performed as orchestral soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. After initial studies with her parents, she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay and Robert Mann. She has won first prizes in a number of competitions, including the E. Nakamichi Violin Competition, the Denver Young Artist Orchestra Competition, the Young Musicians Foundation Competition, and the National MTNA Selmer Competition.
A resident of New York City, Ms. Maurer is an Associate 1st Violinist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and performs as concertmaster on numerous film scores, television scores, and pop albums. She has been a featured artist in concerts with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Michael Bublé, Carrie Underwood, David Byrne, and fiddler/violinist Mark O’Connor in, among other projects, performances of his Double Violin Concerto.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Maurer is the violinist of the American Chamber Players, a highly acclaimed group of five, performing extensively around the country. She has been hailed by the Washington Post as an “incisive, sweet-toned” violinist with “flawless phrasing,” leading “extraordinary… stunning…(and) …utterly committed” performances with the American Chamber Players. Ms. Maurer has been featured with the American Chamber Players countless times on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and on local radio stations throughout the United States.
In addition to her performing career, Ms. Maurer serves as the co-chair of the Associate Musicians of the Metropolitan Opera, and serves on the trial board of the NYC musicians union, Local 802.