A Chicago native, violinist/violist Lena Vidulich is a bold and multi-faceted performer based in New York City. She is a committed supporter of new music, and has worked with composers including Nina C. Young, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Reiko Füting, among others. She served as the principal violist of the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble, and performs regularly with TACTUS and the Nouveau Classical Project. In 2017, Lena was a member of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. She has also participated in festivals such as Bang on a Can, the Meadowmount School of Music, the Orford Festival Academy, and the Northwestern Summer Violin Institute.
Lena holds a BM in violin performance, with a minor in French, from Northwestern University, where she was a student of Gerardo Ribeiro and studied chamber music with the Dover Quartet, Desirée Ruhstrat, and Mathias Tacke. She graduated from the Bienen School of Music as a recipient of the Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Her education also included studies with Alexis Galpérine at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris and Université de Paris 8 – Vincennes-St Denis. Lena is also an active practitioner of the Alexander Technique. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in contemporary violin performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where she is a recipient of the President’s Award in the studio of Curtis Macomber.