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Elise Frawley,

Elise is a New York-based violist who performs and records classical, contemporary, and popular music. Her performances have taken her across the country and to concert venues  such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre, New York's Town Hall, SXSW, as well as downtown clubs and performance spaces. She has appeared on various major and independent label albums, as well as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Live from Here, America’s Got Talent!, and the Amazon Prime Original Series Mozart in the Jungle.


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 also performs on Broadway and off-Broadway as a substitute musician. She recently held the viola chair for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the longest-running Yiddish theatre company.


Artists she has performed 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. 

An active recording musician, Elise has appeared on multiple major and indie label albums, including Jon Batiste's Hollywood Africans (Verve Records), Danger Mouse's Resistance Radio: Man in the High Castle (30th Century Records), among others. She records frequently for artists on Mason Jar Music and Likeminds Music. She has also appeared on numerous orchestral recordings. She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and NYU, and holds a faculty position at the 92nd Street Y School of Music.

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