Roberta Crawford, violist, performs extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician. As co-director and a founding member of the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, Ms. Crawford has participated in hundreds of solo, chamber, and salons presented by the ensemble since its formation in 1990. She is violist with the Mobius Ensemble, resident piano quartet at Binghamton University, which performs frequently on campus and throughout the region.
She has performed with the Catskill Chamber Players, appeared often on the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s Sunday Chamber Music Series and was a guest performer with the Ariadne String Quartet. Ms. Crawford has played with the Portland and Syracuse symphonies and has served as principal violist for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. An advocate of new music, Ms. Crawford has premiered numerous works featuring viola and has been the dedicatee of several works written specifically for her. She has participated in music festivals throughout the United States and in the Caribbean and has appeared in live performance broadcasts for public radio and television. A dedicated teacher, Ms. Crawford has served as clinician, coach, and adjudicator for numerous music organizations and as director of ViolaFest at Binghamton. Ms. Crawford also served for five years as a Faculty/Artist for NSOA ASTA String Institute at Ithaca College. She has been a guest faculty member at Phillips Academy, the Quartet Program, Ithaca College, and the Eastman School of Music and is currently coordinator of strings at Binghamton University.
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