Aurelien Pederzoli plays violin and viola, and is a member of Chicago’s Black Oak Ensemble. He was a founding member of the Spektral Quartet and the ANAPHORA ensemble. Born in 1982 in Nancy, France, he took up violin at the age of three. At seven, he appeared as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra in Nancy. Since then he has performed extensively in Europe and the U.S., including performances at the Verbier Festival, and under conductors Pierre Boulez, Kent Nagano, Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, and Lorin Maazel. Pederozoli studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi in Chicago, where he now lives. Along with extensive performing, he teaches at the New Music School. Pederzoli plays a 2013 Joseph Curtin violin.