Natalie Rose Kress


Praised by the New York Times for her “splendid playing,” Natalie Rose Kress is a Baroque
violinist based in Washington, D.C.. She was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the
Tanglewood Music Center, and the English Concert in America Fellowship through The Juilliard
School. She performed with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Honors, honoring Seiji Ozawa and
gave the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Music for String Quartet at the Linde Center at
Tanglewood in 2021 with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard on
the first commercial recording of Bernstein’s Music for String Quartet, recorded by Parma
Recordings, released in 2023. As a member of the period ensemble, Quartet Salonnières, she
was awarded the 2022 U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Public Diplomacy Grant to
perform throughout Tanzania in January 2023. Besides performing with The Handel and Haydn
Society, she frequently performs with The Washington Bach Consort, Opera Lafayette, and her
founding period ensembles University of Maryland Baroque Orchestra, Musicivic Baroque,
Quartet Salonnières, and Relic Ensemble. She attended Stony Brook University studying with
Soovin Kim, The Juilliard School studying historical performance with Cynthia Roberts, and is
currently a Doctoral student studying historical performance pedagogy at The University of
Maryland under the guidance of David Salness and Kenneth Slowik. She plays on a David
Folland violin and a Richard Riggall bow.