Mary Rowell will electrify Ballet West audiences and Salt Lake City when she accompanies Ballet West in Ulysses Dove’s RED ANGELS for INNOVATIONS which opens Thursday, May 14th.
Photo by Steve J. Sherman
Mary Rowell is considered by critics and colleagues to be one of the most important and exciting performers on the scene today. From her solo electric violin performances at the Troy Savings Bank and the New York State Theater to Central Park with Sheryl Crow and Friends to the stages of Lincoln Center and the Library of Congress, critics have described her playing as “amazing” and “fascinating”, and as a “versatile” performer who plays with “hyperactive brilliance”. As a soloist, Ms. Rowell has appeared with the National Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Northwest Arkansas Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, New York Chamber Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Concordia Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony and the Albany (NY) based Dogs of Desire on traditional and electric violin. She performs frequently as soloist with the New York City Ballet where she has stunned the dance world with her brilliant solo electric violin performances of Richard Einhorn’s “Maxwell’s Demon”. She has toured performed and recorded with notables Joe Jackson, Todd Rundgren, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Billy Joel, John Lurie, Steve Coleman, The SILOS, The Tango Project, Scott Johnson, and many others. Ms. Rowell has toured the US, Europe and Japan as chamber musician and soloist and has performed in festivals including Grand Canyon Music Festival, PICA’s TBA Festival, Bang on a Can Marathons, Lincoln Center Festival, Serious Fun! at Lincoln Center, Schlesswig-Holstein Festival, Great Day in New York, and the Cabrillo Festival. Mary is a founding member of Ethel, received her BM and MM from Julliard and is currently concertmaster of both the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and the Palm Beach Pops.
The above picture and biography are from Mary Rowell’s MySpace page.