Lauded by the New York Times as a “brilliant soloist” and by The Strad for her “marvellous and lyrical playing,” violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron enjoys an active and versatile career based in New York City. She has been a member of the Toomai String Quintet since 2008. Ms. Gendron also a member and one of the concertmasters of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; the Momenta Quartet, currently quartet-in-residence at Binghamton University; and has been on the roster of the Marlboro Music Festival and the touring Musicians from Marlboro since 2011. Ms. Gendron also appears frequently with Talea Ensemble, A Far Cry, New Asia Chamber Music Society, Sejong, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. In addition to frequently leading Orpheus, Ms. Gendron has served as concertmaster of the Iris Collective, Sejong, and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, among others. She is a founding member of Ensemble Échappé, a new-music sinfonietta, as well as the Gamut Bach Ensemble, in residence with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Her extensively varied international appearances have included recitals in Sweden and at the Louvre in Paris; festivals in Russia, Finland, and Jordan; and recently, major venues in China, South Korea, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia.

Born in the U.S. to Japanese and French-Canadian parents, and a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Ms. Gendron was trained at the Juilliard School where her teachers were Won Bin Yim, Dorothy DeLay, David Chan, and Hyo Kang. She holds a B.A. in Classics from Columbia University (magna cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors), and a Master of Music degree and the coveted Artist Diploma from Juilliard.

Ms. Gendron plays on a 2016 Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin on loan from the Five Partners Foundation, and a 1673 Jacob Stainer violin on loan from the Englewood Chamber Players.