The American Academy of Arts and Letters


Francesca dePasquale, violinist
Raised in Philadelphia, violinist Francesca dePasquale comes from a family of distinguished musicians, including her father William, co-concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and her mother Gloria, a member of the cello section. She attended the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles for her Bachelor of Music and she graduated in 2014 from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree. At Juilliard, she served as the Starling Fellow teaching assistant to Itzhak Perlman from 2013-2016 and is currently teaching assistant to Catherine Cho. The first prize winner of the 2010 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, Francesca is committed to a career that balances solo, chamber, and orchestral music performance with pedagogy and outreach. Francesca used the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship to prepare for competitions and auditions, and learned how to develop her artistic voice through a recording project.  She undertook a US recital tour, and developed an educational outreach program for the purpose of introducing classical music to future generations.  In 2016, she released her debut CD Francesca dePasquale, and she joined the Heifetz Institute Program for the Exceptionally Gifted faculty.  She is a member of the faculty at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. Click here for more information on Francesca dePasquale.


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