Since her Carnegie Hall debut in 2001, American violinist LAUREN BASNEY has performed throughout the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Australia. She completed her musical studies at the Juilliard School, Yale University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a University Fellow. She has returned to Carnegie Hall six times, appeared at Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Merkin Halls, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Lincoln Center's Rose Studio, the National Arts and Cosmos Clubs, the Harvard's Presidents' Room, and Boston's Centre for the Arts, and has performed at the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence, Pacific, Norfolk, ClassiCameri, Orvieto Musica, and Juilliard FOCUS music festivals, and Rome's French Academy. Winner of the Zerounian and Madura String Competitions, she was a Yamaha Young Performing Artist and two-time winner of Artist International's Special Presentation Award. A former member of the Latett Duo, New York Piano Trio, Shuffle Ensemble, and the Live Music Project, she co-founded the Alianza String Quartet, with whom she won the Plowman Competition grand-prize and the Chamber Music Foundation of New England Competition first-prize. The New York Times praised a Carnegie Hall performance by the Alianza as "musical, well-trained and [with] an unusually elegant sound... [they] boil over with an edge-of-the-seat eagerness." Lauren's recordings have been released on the Albany and Navona labels.