With a repertoire ranging from early 17th century violin solos to
the string quartets of Beethoven and Schubert, Ms.Wilson is known as one of the
leading baroque violinists in the U.S. A founding member of many of
American's pioneering period instrument ensembles, including Concert Royal, the
Bach Ensemble, and the Classical Quartet, she performs regularly with Aston Magna
and has worked extensively with the Smithsonian Chamber Players. She has performed
as concertmaster and soloist with leading conductors in early music, including
Nicholas McGegan, Christopher
Hogwood, and Jaap Schroeder, regularly leads period orchestra performances in theNew York City metropolitan area, and
has over 50 recordings to her credit.
Her solo playing has been called "clear
and sweet in tone, refined in articulation" by Gramophone,
"exceptionally stylish" by The Edinburgh Scotsman and “expert” by the
New York Times. As concertmaster of the
Boston Early Music Festival,
she had the honor of playing on one of Bach’s own violins from the Thomaskirche
in Leipzig. She has also appeared as soloist
in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago. Ms.
Wilson is currently undertaking the first ever recording of thesonatas for violin andcontinuo of Teodorico Pedrini.
A native of Detroit, Ms. Wilson
holds degrees from Oberlin College and The Julliard School; shestudied modern violin with Dorothy
Delay, David Cerone, and Mischa Mischakoff, and began her studies of historical
performance practice with Albert Fuller, Jaap Schroeder, and Stanley Ritchie.
She has been invited to give lectures and workshops at throughout the U. S. and
Europe, and currently teaches at Mannes College The New School for Music and Princeton