Marina Fragoulis performs on both modern and baroque violins. She performs regularly with the Westchester Chamber Symphony, the St. Cecilia’s Chorus & Orchestra, Collegium Westchester and the New England Symphonic Ensemble and is in demand as concertmaster with the orchestras of coópera: Project Opera Manhattan, Westchester Oratorio Society, Astoria Symphony, and Pocket Opera of NY. She has been a principal violinist of the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Sinfonia Celeste and the Monmouth Civic Chorus. She has given solo recitals at Gracie Mansion and the Greek Orthodox Archdioceses in New York, and has taken part in the Harmonia Mundi Festival in Italy with I Cameristi di Fiesole in concerts led by members of the Berlin Philharmonic. She has been featured on Cosmos FMNY radio performing chamber music by Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis and other prominent composers from her native country of Greece.
Her passion for early music and historically informed performance practice led Marina to pursuing studies at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and the Amherst Early Music Festival. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Dorian Baroque, a conductor-less chamber orchestra that performs on period instruments in orchestral, chamber, choral and operatic concerts. The orchestra made its debut in 2012 and has since been featured at the Manhattan School of Music’s Summer Voice Festival every year in fully staged operas of early 17th century Italian composers Francesco Cavalli and Claudio Monteverdi. These performances mark the renowned school’s first venture into historically informed performances. Marina has collaborated with Biber Baroque and is a member of the all-female ensemble SIREN Baroque.
A dedicated educator, Marina was awarded the first Music Fellowship in the NYC Teaching Fellows program in 2002. She has since mentored the violin sections of the NJ Youth Symphony and Frank Sinatra High School and is the senior violin Teaching Artist with Midori & Friends. Marina is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music where she studied with David Nadien. http://dorianbaroque.org/