Lauren Spaulding, a Texas native, received her BM and MM in Viola performance, working under the tutelage of Professor Peter Slowik at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Geraldine Walther of the Takács Quartet. Spaulding’s musical career has been heavily influenced by her love for collaboration, leading her to study chamber music under the extensive guidance of Karen Ritcher, the Takács Quartet, the Cavani Quartet, and with Darrett Adkins at the Juilliard School of Music. In 2012, Spaulding’s Quartet was invited to perform at the White House for President Obama to commemorate American composers. Outside of her primary teachers, Spaulding has studied chamber music with Roger Tapping of the Juilliard String Quartet, the Jupiter String Quartet, the Ying Quartet, the Tokyo String Quartet, the Jasper String Quartet, and the Emerson Quartet. As a soloist, Spaulding has worked with many notable performers including Noboki Imai, Antoine Tamestit, Lawerence Powers, Dimitri Murrath, Jodi Levitz, Victoria Chiang, Pinchas Zukerman, Carol Rodland, James Dunham, and Yizhak Schotten..
Currently, Spaulding works with Meredith Monk’s performance art ensemble for ‘Indra’s Net’, works regularly with the Colorado Symphony, works as a studio recording artist, and holds the titled position of Assistant Principal for the Fort Collins’ Symphony, the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and the Principal Violist and Festival Artist for the annual Colorado MahlerFest.
Professionally, Spaulding has performed chamber music with members of the Cavani Quartet, the Tesla Quartet, the Ying Quartet, the Takács Quartet, the Pro Arte Quartet, and alongside members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Ballet, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra.