Adrianne Pope is a violinist, violist, improviser and sound maker currently living in Los Angeles. As a musician who strives to promote the music of living composers, Adrianne has premiered many works and has had the privilege to work closely with composers including Stephen Rush, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Yehudi Wyner, Martin Bresnick, and David Lang. Her love of new works has sparked her enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration. She has collaborated with dancers, visual artists, writers, and the University of Michigan’s hockey team on new works.
Adrianne is an active chamber musican, and performs with groups including wild Up, Cicadas of the Sea, and the Bricolage Quartet. In 2011, she received an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Norfolk New Music Workshop through Yale University. She has premiered new works with the JACK Quartet, American Modern Ensemble, and the International Contemporary Ensemble at New Music on the Point through a generous grant from the Williamson Foundation. She has also attended the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, where she had the opportunity to play groundbreaking music next to innovative works of art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Adrianne holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Boston Conservatory, and Master’s degrees in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. Her primary teachers include Andrew Jennings of the Concord String Quartet, Yehonatan Berick of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, and Sharan Leventhal of the Gramercy trio.
In addition to performing, Adrianne enjoys making new instruments, tap dancing, teaching, working with textiles, and gardening.