John Ma (Baroque Violin, Viola, d'amore)

Photo Credit: Peter Hislop

Lauren Davis


The Musician

Lauren Davis received her Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory, her Master of Music from Louisiana State University, and her PhD in Violin Pedagogy from The Australian National University. She has played with numerous orchestras in the United States including the Canton Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Acadiana Symphony, the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, and the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra.

She is currently the leader of the Limestone Consort and a member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Canberra Bach Ensemble, and Queensland Baroque. She is a co-founder of StringProject which holds string orchestra weekends for adult amateur string players. An avid chamber musician, she has played in a number of ensembles including the Riverina Chamber Orchestra, the Riverina Trio, the Valcour String Quartet, the Aurora Trio, and the Brioso String Quartet. She has been teaching violin for a number of years both privately and at such institutions as Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Music for Everyone, Orana School, Radford College, and at the Australian National University in their Pre-Tertiary and Colourstrings programs. Lauren also currently teaches at the Riverina Conservatorium in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

The Person

Lauren enjoys the creative endeavours of art and photography. She is also an avid knitter and reader of science fiction/fantasy and you'll usually find a knitting project and a book in her bag. When time allows she enjoys cooking and sharing meals with friends.