Lauren Schmidt, Distinguished Major Recital

March 26, 2022 - 3:30pm
Old Cabell Hall

The UVA Music Department presents a distinguished major violin recital by Lauren Schmidt on Saturday March 26th at 3:30pm in Old Cabell Hall on the historic grounds of the University of Virginia. She will perform an all-Hungarian program of works by Dohnányi, Bartók, and Kodály. She will be joined by pianist Jeremy Thompson for the Dohnányi, by pianist John Mayhood for the Bartók, and by cellist Chris Fox for the Kodály. 

Lauren is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia double-majoring in Music in the Distinguished Majors Program and Chemistry with American Chemical Society Certification. She grew up in Westport, Connecticut and began playing the violin at age 9, studying with Denise Chividian and Asya Meshberg. Since then, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Lincoln Center. She was the concertmaster of the Norwalk Youth Symphony from 2016-2018 and had the opportunity to tour with the orchestra, performing concerts in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. Lauren is also an avid chamber musician, having played both violin and viola in the Ariston String Quartet, the Apollo String Quartet, and the Jupiter String Quartet since 2015. She has participated in the Skidmore String Festival, the Music Mountain Festival, and the Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians in Stamford, Connecticut. Currently, Lauren performs with the Charlottesville Symphony, plays viola in two chamber groups, and studies with Professor Daniel Sender, the concertmaster of the Charlottesville Symphony. She has participated in masterclasses led by cellist Colin Carr, the Ying Quartet, the Miro Quartet, and violinist Joseph Lin, among others. When not playing music, Lauren researches organometallic catalysts, works for the UVA Music Library, and enjoys hiking and playing with her cats.


Ernst von Dohnányi - Sonata for Violin and Piano in C Sharp Minor, Op. 21
Zoltán Kodály - Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 (joined by Chris Fox on cello) 
Béla Bartók - Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Sz. 76

This recital is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by the generosity of Mr. Alan Y. Roberts ('64) and Mrs. Sally G. Roberts, the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund underwrites the private lessons and recital costs for undergraduate music majors giving a recital in their fourth year as part of a distinguished major program in music.

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Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA’s historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.
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All programs are subject to change.

For more information please call the Department of Music at 434.924.3052.

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112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176