B.M. in Violin Performance, Temple University; M.A. in Theory Pedagogy and D.M.A. in Violin Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music
Violinist Courtney Orlando has been heralded by The New York Times as a performer of "tireless energy and bright tone" and by the Washington Post as "dangerously gifted." She is a founding member of the acclaimed new music ensembles Alarm Will Sound and Ensemble Signal, which have premiered works by and collaborated with many of the foremost composers of our time. Performances with these groups include those at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, L.A.'s Disney Hall, the Kimmel Center, London's Barbican Theatre, the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Amsterdam's Holland Festival, Columbia University's Miller Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, The Shed, Merkin Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, EMPAC, Caramoor, and in cities across Europe and Asia. AWS and Signal have recorded for Nonesuch, Cantaloupe, Harmonia Mundi, and Mode. Additional ensemble work includes performances with Dublin's Crash Ensemble, the Wordless Music Orchestra, Princeton Pro Musica, and the Princeton Symphony, She has performed and/or recorded with Björk, the Dirty Projectors, Vampire Weekend, Yoko Ono, Theo Bleckmann, Uri Cain; Medeski, Martin, and Wood and Joshua Redman. Courtney has also recorded for Bridge, Chandos, ECM, Winter & Winter, and Tzadik. She taught Ear Training and Sight Reading, coached chamber music, and ran the new music ensemble at the Peabody Conservatory of Music for nearly twenty years. Prior to this, she was adjunct lecturer at the Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University. Courtney currently lives in Princeton, NJ, with her husband, composer Donnacha Dennehy, their three children, and their Bernedoodle, Walter.