About Me

Audrey Wozniak started playing violin at the age of six after seeing internationally renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman perform on the children’s television show Sesame Street. She made her solo debut in 2010 with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and served as the concertmaster of the MIT Symphony for all four years of college. She performed as the violin soloist for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, and was the winner of the 2013 MIT Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, for which she performed Mozart’s Adagio and Rondo for Violin and Orchestra with cadenzas she composed herself. 

In the spring of 2014, Audrey integrated her interests in communication, foreign cultures, and music for her senior thesis project: performing and analyzing American composer Lou Harrison's rarely-played Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan on the composer's own instruments, especially tuned for the piece and held at Harvard University. She collaborated with Harvard and MIT gamelan ensemble directors and musicians to give a series of debut performances in Boston at Harvard University and Wellesley College.

Currently, Audrey is spending a year in China, Indonesia, Turkey, and the Czech Republic studying multiculturalism and local music cultures as a Fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. During the fellowship she has studied various string instruments, including erhu, ghijak, and rebab, and traveled on tour with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.

Audrey graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College, where she double majored in Music and East Asian Studies with a concentration in political science. She spent her sophomore year of high school studying abroad in Japan, and spent two summers in working in China interning at the Beijing Bureau of ABC News and for the State Department at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. She was also a Fellow in the 2013 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley. She is passionate about communication and cultural exchange, and particularly interested in the intersections of media, censorship, democracy, and international relations.