Lauren Siess

Lauren Siess, viola (Portland, OR) began her musical life studying both violin and jazz/classical guitar. She recently presented an interdisciplinary concert at Arete Venue and Gallery, presenting world premiere performances of works for solo viola, electronics, and dance. Lauren has been a member of the Perlman Music Program, with residencies in Shelter Island, NY, Sarasota, FL, and Tel Aviv, Israel. In addition, she has attended programs at the Banff Centre and Keshet Eilon Summer Mastercourse in Israel. Lauren is in her fourth year of undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School as a student of Carol Rodland. She is a recipient of a Kovner Fellowship and member of the Gluck Community Service Fellowship. An alumna of the Colburn Music Academy, Lauren performed as soloist with the Colburn Academy Virtuosi Orchestra and Colburn Chamber Orchestra and served as principal viola of both orchestras. Her former teachers include Paul Neubauer, Helen Callus, and Brian Quincey. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2018)