“I love my Erwin Otto violin! It’s sturdy and stable enough to hold its tuning equally well at outdoor summer gigs and in air-conditioned halls, but still has the beautiful tone quality and playability that I look for in an instrument. Aesthetically it’s wonderful as well, with gorgeous varnish and a full one-piece back. This instrument has everything I need in a violin; great projection, smooth across all four strings, and consistency of tone in all registers.”
Violinist Emily Frederick is a multi-faceted freelance performer based in the Lower Hudson Valley/New York City area. She has performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. Emily regularly performs with orchestras all over the Tri-State area, including the Albany Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Bridgeport Symphony, and the NEPA Philharmonic, where she sits assistant principal 2nd violin. In addition to her orchestral career, Emily has had the honor of participating in chamber music projects throughout the northeast, including the NEPA Philharmonic’s chamber series, where she has performed challenging works such as Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. She recently joined NYC-based ensemble Lotus Chamber Music Collective, which focuses on works by women, people of color, and female-identifying artists. At home, Emily enjoys exploring unconventional blends of instruments and musical genres with her partner, a jazz saxophonist and composer.
8055A | Erwin Otto 4/4 Violin