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In addition to her role as Fanfare Consort Leader, Lisa Rautenberg performs as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. She gave her New York City solo concerto debut with Concert Royale at the Mostly Mozart festival in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. She performed her New York City recital debut in Merkin Hall playing virtuoso masters for the baroque violin. The recital included the first modern-day performances on original instruments of works by Paganini. Lisa can be heard on over 100 recordings on labels such as SONY Classical, Virgin Classics, Newport Classics, MCA, Decca, Nonesuch, Telarc, Champignon International and Deutsche Grammophone, including solo violin work on her recording of Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos. Her album on Sony of the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi has won numerous awards, as well as another Sony recording of the Schubert string quintet and five other recordings using the famous Stradivari quartet from the Smithsonian. Ms. Rautenberg has performed concertos in many of the major halls in America and Europe including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall Chicago, Boston Symphony Hall, Hercules Hall, Concertgebow, BBC London, and at the Proms festival. Ms. Rautenberg holds a degree in violin performance with distinction from Indiana University, where she was a student of Josef Gingold. She also studied early violin techniques with Marilyn McDonald. Lisa is the Associate Concertmaster of the Hartford Symphony.