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Elise Frawley


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Elise is a New York-based violist who performs and records classical, contemporary, and popular music. Elise has performed with a number of orchestras throughout the country including the American Ballet Theatre, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, among others. She has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Live from Here, America's Got Talent, and Amazon Prime's Mozart in the Jungle.


Artists she has performed or recorded with include Paul Simon, St. Vincent, Danger Mouse, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels, Jon Batiste, Kygo, Halsey, Meghan Trainor, Andrew Bird, Pharaohe Monch, Jacky Cheung, Kelis, Shallou, Pink Martini, Shoshana Bean, Cynthia Erivo, Grace McLean, Santino Fontana, Nathan Gunn, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Falls, Landlady, Cassandra Jenkins, and the Airborne Toxic Event. 


Elise is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and NYU, where she served as Adjunct Instructor of Viola. She serves as a faculty member at the 92nd Street Y. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their young son.


March 8, 2022 at 12pm

Music for the Soul Online Concert

Works by Jessie Montgomery, Caroline Shaw, Jessica Meyer, Ursula Mamlok, Thea Musgrave.

March 8, 2022 at 8pm

Atlantic Collective at St. John's in the Village

Works by Matthew Aucoin, Caroline Shaw, Kenji Bunch, Judd Greenstein, Jessica Meyer, Jeff Scott, Mariel Mayz, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland.

May 1, 2022 at 3pm

Recital for Viola and Piano at St. John's Chapel, Trinity Wall Street

Works by Jessie Montgomery, Timo Andres, Chanell Crichlow, Ben Brody, Ulysses Kay, Mariel Mayz, Kyle Landry.