Alaskan born violinist, Audrey Solomon is dedicated to a diverse musical career teaching, performing live, and recording classical, folk, rock, pop, film and t.v. music. She began violin with her mother, Beverly Beheim in Anchorage and worked closely with Svetlana Velichko until at 15, continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received a Young Artist Certificate and a Bachelors in Violin Performance with David and Linda Cerone. She received a Masters and Graduate Certificate at USC with Robert Lipsett and co-established the award winning Blue Rose Trio, which won top prizes in the Coleman and MTNA National Chamber Music Competitions. The trio had performances in the US, Israel, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, and France and established chamber residencies in Alaska, California and Texas. Their album , “Black Swan, Yellow Beach” with original compositions and pieces written exclusively for the trio, was featured by Chamber Music America as an example of a new approach to classical crossover.
Audrey was Miss Alaska 2000 and competed in the Miss America Scholarship Competition promoting the platform “Outreach Through Music”, where she was awarded the Bert Parks Talent Award. Her music outreach efforts developed into a career of working through non-profit organizations that support children who are under-privileged and unexposed to music. Audrey has been a dedicated teaching artist for the Harmony Project in Los Angeles where she teaches and coaches students in group classes, private lessons, chamber music, and orchestra. She also teaches Suzuki privately in her home studio, and trained with Colburn School’s Suzuki violin trainer, Sherry Cadow.
Audrey has recorded for many albums, film and t.v. soundtracks, and performs live on t.v. shows such as “The Voice” , “The X-factor”, and “American Idol”, where she was featured soloing live with 2012 winner Phillip Phillips. Audrey also toured with a string section for the legendary rock band, Rush on their 2012-2013 Clockwork Angels tour as concert-master. She is a member of the Pasadena Symphony, an ensemble of world-renown recording musicians, and currently lives in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) with her husband, drummer, Gavin Salmon.