Mary Rowell
Mahaney Arts Center

Considered by critics to be one of the most interesting and exciting performers on the contemporary scene today, the innovative violinist Mary Rowell cannot be classified. Known for her work with the Grammy Award® winning Tango Project, the indie band The Silos and pop icon Joe Jackson, she has carved an indelible place in the contemporary classical music world with the post-classical quartet ETHEL of which she co-founded. Mary has performed, recorded and premiered countless scores of today’s composers as soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared as violin and electric violin soloist with the National Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York Chamber Orchestra, and Warsaw Philharmonic among others. As a composer her work has been supported by Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program, artsBrookfied, the NEA, NYSCA, Mass MoCA and New Music USA. Mary currently is working with composer/performer Eve Beglarian as the duo BRIM ( and recently has debuted 2 new groups - TURNmusic based in Waterbury, VT ( and the composer/performer quartet Ensemble 50. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she is currently the concertmaster of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra.