Lauren Alexandra Haley is a professional violinist, violist, and music educator in Houston, Texas. She earned a degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Oleh Krysa. Accepted into both the violin and viola performance programs at Eastman, Lauren also studied violin with the late Zvi Zeitlin and viola with Phillip Ying (of the Ying Quartet). Lauren’s violin and viola teachers have additionally included Fredell Lack, Andrzej Grabiec, Irina Walters, Rodica Gonzalez, Levine Andrade, Lawrence Wheeler, William Pu, Marie Winget, and Nina Westbrook.
ExperiencE & HonOUrs
Lauren has performed and recorded professionally in the London Telefilmonic Orchestra. While living in the United Kingdom, Lauren performed in venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Chichester Cathedral, St. John’s Smith Square, and Menuhin Hall. As a freelance artist, Lauren played both violin and viola in the Wally Fields Jazz Orchestra and the Thames Philharmonia. As a student, she was recognized as the Farnham Young Musician of the Year in 2008 and was chosen for a solo performance for the 2007 conference of the Association for Music in International Schools in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate.
For most of her life as a violinist, Lauren has taught younger musicians. She founded Fiddlers’ Club, a non-profit string ensemble for young musicians, in 2007 in Surrey, England. In Rochester, New York, she taught after-school violin lessons at School 17. In 2015, Lauren attended Juilliard’s 2015 Starling-Delay Symposium for Violin Studies in NYC.
Ms. Haley has extensive chamber music, orchestral, opera, and choral experience at both collegiate and pre-college levels. She a member of the Southeast Texas Suzuki Association (STXSA), the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and the international music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. Lauren Haley Studios is affiliated with the Eastman School of Music.
Lauren Haley Studios currently enrolls over 50 young musicians studying violin and viola.
Lauren performs on a 1750’s Thomas Smith violin, a 1930’s Francois Lotte bow, and a modern viola. Lauren also enjoys piano, voice, and conducting.