Roberta Crawford

 

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.