Emily Call is a violinist and performer of traditional repertoire as well as contemporary music, with a special interest in cultivating collaborative relationships with composers. She has worked closely with John Eagle and Dan Miller, having premiered multiple works by both composers over the past five years. Based in Los Angeles, Emily has played at venues as diverse as the Gibson Amphitheatre, the House of Blues San Diego, the Silverlake Lounge, SPACE Arts Center, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. She has been a soloist with the CalArts New Millennium Chamber Orchestra and the Sage City Symphony. As a chamber musician, Emily is a founding member of the Isaura String Quartet. Her recent performances with ISQ include playing in the Anne LeBaron: Portrait Concerts series at REDCAT, as well as the 2013 RADAR L.A. Festival. Emily can also be seen performing with various groups across Los Angeles, including YMF’s Debut Orchestra and Classical Revolution LA. Not limited to the orchestral world, Emily has had the privilege of recording and performing with a diverse group of bands and songwriters, including electronic musician Baths and the LA-based band, Hooded Eyes.
A highlight of Emily’s musical career includes being the first person to perform Tenney’s Koan for solo violin for legend Malcolm Goldstein, the dedicatee of the piece. A highlight of her non-musical career was driving across the country from Connecticut to California, and making stops at Graceland and Cadillac Ranch along the way.
As an educator, Emily maintains a private studio and is a program director for Elemental Strings, a youth orchestra program based in Santa Monica, where she runs the Prelude Program and is a violin coach for the upper orchestras.
MFA CalArts, 2013. BA Bennington College, 2011. For more information, please visit her website.
Zac Lavender – Broken Consort
for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello
Steven Snowden – Appalachian Polaroids
for violin, viola, cello, and bass