Lauren Roth is the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and was named Adjunct Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Arizona beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Previous to these positions, she was Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony. Last May, Ms. Roth earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil, Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra. She was a member of the Cleveland Pops orchestra and a substitute with The Cleveland Orchestra.
A native of Seattle, Ms. Roth received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian studies from the University of Washington. During that time, she served as Concertmaster of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Thalia Symphony, Marrowstone Festival Orchestra, and the UW Symphony. Ms. Roth has appeared as soloist with the Bremerton Symphony, UW Symphony, Thalia Symphony, and the Canton Symphony. An avid teacher and chamber musician, Ms. Roth was an adjunct faculty member at Holy Names Academy in Seattle from 2006-2010. She has served on the faculty of Icicle Creek Music Center and Music, Meadows and Mountains, two summer festivals in the northwest. She has performed at the San Juan Island Chamber Music Series, Lexington Bach Festival and Mainly Mozart Festival and has collaborated and performed with renowned artists including Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Ron Patterson, William Preucil, Martin Chalifour, André Watts and Lynn Harrell.