Natalie Rose Kress, violin

Praised by the New York Times for her “splendid playing,” Natalie Rose Kress is a 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, honoring Seiji Ozawa. This year’s highlights included winning the 2021 Mercury Chamber Orchestra Fellowship and the 2022 English Concert in America Fellowship as well as performing the World Premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “Music for String Quartet” (written in 1936) at the Linde Center at The Tanglewood Music Center in 2021 with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly as a core member of Quartet Salonnières (NYC), Repast Baroque Ensemble  NYC), Musicivic Baroque (PA), and as concertmaster of La Grande Bande (MN), and and can be seen playing with groups such as The Handel and Haydn Society (MA), the Washington Bach Consort (D.C.), The Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra (D.C.), The English Concert (U.K.), Opera Lafayette (D.C.), The Mercury ChamberOrchestra (TX), Seraphic Fire (FL), TENET Vocal Artists (NY), Early  Music NY, Shanghai Camerata (Shanghai), Les Arts Florissants (Paris), and the Staunton Music Festival (VA). She is currently a Doctorate student at the University of Maryland with a focus on Historical Performance pedagogy, and lives with her fiance, Jonathan Davies, and dog Henry in Alexandria, VA.