Praised by the New York Times for her “splendid playing,” Natalie Rose Kress is a Baroque violinist based in Washington, D.C.. Recent highlights include winning the Mercury Chamber Orchestra Fellowship and the 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 with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
As a period violinist, she performs as a founding member of Quartet Salonnières, Musicivic Baroque, Relic Ensemble, as a core member of Repast Baroque, and as the concertmaster of La Grande Bande. She can be seen playing with groups such as The Handel and Haydn Society, the Washington Bach Consort, The English Concert, Opera Lafayette, Les Arts Florissants, and the Staunton Music Festival.
A graduate of Stony Brook University and The Juilliard School, she is currently a doctoral student at the University of Maryland with a focus on historical performance and pedagogy. An enthusiastic educator, she has held teaching residencies at Williams College, Western Michigan University, and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Originally from Philadelphia, Natalie resides in Greenbelt, MD, with her husband, Jonathan Davies, and Yorkie, Henry.