Astrid Nakamura

Astrid Nakamura, violin (Toronto, Canada), enjoys an expansive performing career as a chamber, solo, and orchestral player. With sustained roles in a diverse array of ensembles and organizations, she is dedicated to collaborating with the leading musicians and composers of our time. In May, Astrid was invited to perform in Geneva at the U.N.’s “AI For Good” Global Summit. Astrid frequently performs with the Houston Symphony, as well as in concert with Musiqa, Dacamera, Kinetic Ensemble, and Loop38. Devoted to her community in Houston, where she is now based, Astrid regularly instructs education outreach at public schools, and has performed a variety of multidisciplinary concerts in partnership with organizations such as the MD Anderson Cancer Center, NobleMotion Dance, and the University of Houston BRAIN Center.  Astrid recently completed her master's degree with Kathleen Winkler at Rice University on full scholarship from the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation. She is an alumna of The Phil and Eli Taylor Academy in Toronto, as well as McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Astrid currently performs on the c.1830-1850 ’Eckhardt-Gramatte, Joachim’ Georges Chanot I violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2022, 2023)