Praised by the New York Times for her “splendid playing,” Natalie Rose Kress is a modern and Baroque violinist based in Washington, D.C. Following three summers as a Tanglewood Fellow, she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center and performed with Yo-Yo Ma at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. This past spring she graduated from The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program where she attended on a full-scholarship. Her primary teachers throughout her studies at Stony Brook University and The Juilliard School were Soovin Kim, Philip Setzer, The Emerson String Quartet, Jennifer Frautschi, Elizabeth Blumenstock and Cynthia Roberts.
Natalie frequently performs with The Handel and Haydn Society and is a founding member of period ensembles Quartet Salonnières and Musicivic Baroque. As a member of Juilliard415 she performed with William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and performed in masterclasses for Aisslinn Nosky, William Christie, and Masaaki Suzuki.