Flawless” (Critical Dance), “simply amazing,” and “spellbinding.” (Rochester Fringe Festival), violinist Lauren Cauley Kalal enjoys a diverse career performing as both soloist and chamber musician. Passionate about the evolution of contemporary music, Lauren has worked with numerous established composers the likes of Samuel Adler, Hans Abrahamsen, Michael Gordon, Georg Friedrich Haas, Philippe Leroux, and Steve Reich, as well as with dozens of young, emerging composers. She has given premieres at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Rodolfinum, and the Mozarteum. Lauren has performed at festivals such as Lincoln Center Festival, Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Impuls, June in Buffalo, Klangspuren Schwaz, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and The Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop. She has appeared with Ensemble Signal, Talea Ensemble, Periapsis Music & Dance, and the [Switch~ Ensemble]. Lauren received her BM and MM in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music. While at Eastman, Lauren was awarded a Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst to study at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany. In Fall 2015, Lauren attended the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Austria. In addition to performing, Lauren is faculty at the Chamber Music Center of New York. She plays a Parisian violin made by François Gaviniès in 1734.