Violinist and Portland native Jennifer Elowitch is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season in 2013. She has appeared with the festival on WGBH radio in Boston, NPR’s “Performance Today,” at the Harvard Musical Association, and in a continuing series of concerts on Maine Public Radio’s “Mainestage.” She is a founding member of the Hikari Trio and has appeared as guest artist with the Winsor and Andover Chamber Music Series, the Walden Chamber Players, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. As an orchestral musician, she is the Assistant Principal Second Violinist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and has performed often with the Boston Symphony. Ms. Elowitch was also longtime member of the Emmanuel Chamber Orchestra, with whom she toured Europe.
She has performed as soloist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Boston and in benefit concerts for The AIDS Project and Amnesty International. A committed performer of contemporary music, Ms. Elowitch has appeared with Boston Musica Viva, Collage New Music, and the Fromm Players at Harvard. A noted teacher, she has presented workshops and master classes at The Boston Conservatory, Community Musicworks in Providence, New England Conservatory, and at Lawrence University (WI). Formerly a member of the faculties of the Longy School of Music, Brandeis University, the University of New Hampshire, and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Jennifer is a graduate of the Eastman and Yale Schools of Music. She lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and children.