Autumn Chodorowski

First Violin

Autumn Chodorowski is a violinist originally from Woodstock, IL, a town best known for the filming location of the movie, “Groundhog Day.” In September 2024, she will begin her first season as a Section First Violin with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She also holds her position as Principal Second Violin of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Previously she served as a tenured Section Violin member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, a Section Second Violin member of the Kansas City Symphony, Associate Principal Second Violin of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and has worked as a violinist at the Sun Valley Music Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho, Bellingham Music Festival, and Lakes Area Music Festival.

Autumn holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Glenn Gould School studying with Paul Kantor, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music studying with Almita Vamos, and an Artist Diploma in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Ian Swensen. From there she spent three years as a violin fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL. Her first violin teacher, however, was her mother, Lisa Chodorowski, who started her at the age of three, and to whom she could not be more grateful.

Autumn was a fellowship recipient at the Tanglewood Music Centre, Aspen Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and Spoleto Festival USA. She has enjoyed a thriving career in chamber music, having performed alongside the Pacifica Quartet, Geoff Nuttall of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and pianist Jeremy Denk, in association with SFCM and Music Academy of the West. During lockdown, she performed virtual chamber music concerts regularly with the Ariel concert series in St. Louis, MO. In addition, Autumn loves to teach, and has served as faculty at the Community Music School at Webster University in St. Louis, MO, as assistant faculty at the Stringwood chamber music camp in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and music faculty at Sitka Fine Arts camp in Sitka, Alaska.