Born in England and raised in New Hampshire, violinist Johanna Novom developed a passion for chamber music soon after she began lessons at the ripe old age of 10. After completing degrees in violin and Historical Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in 2007, she was named a first-prize winner in the American Bach Soloists International Young Artists Competition, and began a fruitful tenure as Associate Concertmaster of Apollo’s Fire. Following a year-long fellowship with the Yale Baroque Ensemble, she quickly became a sought-after collaborator in the New York City early music community.
A member of Diderot String Quartet and ACRONYM, Johanna also performs regularly with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, Handel & Haydn Society, the Sebastians, TENET, and New York Baroque Incorporated, among others. She has toured internationally with multiple ensembles, performing in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Château de Versailles, Teatro Real de Madrid, Royal Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and BBC Proms. Johanna’s playing can be heard on recordings with ACRONYM (Olde Focus), Nathalie Stutzmann & Orfeo 55 (Deutsche Grammophon), Boston Early Music Festival (Erato and CPO) and Apollo’s Fire (AVIE), including the recent Grammy Award-winning Songs of Orpheus with Karim Sulayman.
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