Elise Frawley enjoys an active career as an orchestral violist, chamber musician, and teacher. Elise has had the privilege of playing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Central Park Summerstage, Radio City Music Hall, and the Beacon Theater. Ensembles she performs with include Ensemble LPR, Wordless Music Orchestra, Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, MetroChamber Orchestra, Ensemble Mise-en, the Chelsea Symphony, among many other groups. Her concert engagements have brought her across the United States as both a chamber and orchestral musician.
In addition to classical music, Elise has collaborated with a wide variety of contemporary artists. Television appearances include “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, “Stan Lee’s Superhumans” on The History Channel, and “Mozart in the Jungle” on Amazon Prime. She has performed with and/or recorded for such artists as Paul Simon, Andrew Bird, Pink Martini, Sweet Electra, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Atomic Tom, Jordan Knight, The Drowners, Falls, and the Airborne Toxic Event. She can be heard on recordings for Bridge, Interscope, and Universal Republic labels.
Elise received her Bachelor’s of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, under the tutelage of Karen Dreyfus and her Master’s of Music from New York University under the tutelage of Karen Ritscher, where she also served as Adjunct Instructor of Viola. Elise holds teaching positions at Tone Academy of Music, Turtle Bay Music School, and maintains a private studio.