Augusta McKay Lodge: Grand Prize Winner
Augusta McKay Lodge, Outstanding Performance Prize winner
Augusta McKay Lodge has been praised as “the real thing, a true virtuoso” and “an exceptional violinist” (Seen and Heard International). Winner of Juilliard’s Concerto Competition, she made her Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall solo debut performing Mendelssohn Concerto with Juilliard415. She won first prize in the Indianapolis Baroque Concerto Competition, afterwards performing Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor. Most recently, she placed as semifinalist in Le Concours Corneille and in the International Musica Antiqua Competition. Augusta is a 2016 English Concert American Fellow, a 2017 Mercury-Juilliard Fellow, and will be joining William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants. She has performed with leading historical orchestras such as Oregon Bach Festival and Apollo’s Fire. Augusta has been concertmaster of Juilliard415 under the leadership of William Christie, Masaaki Suzuki, Ton Koopman, Kristian Bezuidenhout, and Nicholas McGegan. At the age of 24, Augusta has earned a B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a M.M. from Indiana University Jacobs School, and a M.M. from The Juilliard School where she was a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.