Pauli Ewing is a member of the 1st violins in the Lyric Opera Orchestra. A native of Tulsa, OK, Ms. Ewing began her music studies at the age of five. Along with piano, violin, solfege and music theory lessons she also began playing chamber music at a very early age, growing up in a large musical family.
She was the youngest ever to win the solo division of the Merle and Frank Buttram String Awards at 13, held in Oklahoma City, and for many years placed first in the chamber music division with quartets. Solo performances began with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Symphony, Nashville Chamber Ensemble and the Storioni Ensemble in Chicago.
Principal teachers include Ivan Galamian at the Meadowmount School, Samuel Magad, previous concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony and Josef Gingold at Indiana University. While a student at Indiana, her piano quartet won the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition.
Previously, Ms. Ewing was a 1st violinist in the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic/Chamber Orchestra and the Nashville Symphony, where she also played many interesting recording sessions.
In Chicago, Ms. Ewing was 1st violin/leader of the Midsummer Chamber Music Festival in Door County for 3 years, concertmaster/solo violin of Chamber Opera Chicago, 3 years, and 1st violin in the Colorado Music Festival. Pauli has also played with the Aspen Music Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, Music of the Baroque and Grant Park Music Festival.