Violinist Francesca Abusamra is a performer and teacher in New York City. She is an active chamber musician, performing with various ensembles. She is a founding member of opus87 Piano Quartet, an ensemble dedicated to bringing new music and classical repertoire to a variety of audiences.
As a prizewinner in the American Protégé concerto competition, Ms. Abusamra performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, and has performed in the Detroit Symphony's Orchestra Hall, where she played Bach's Concerto for Two Violins alongside Assistant Concertmaster Hai Xin Wu. She has appeared on television, playing for the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and the Food Network's Worst Chefs in America: Celebrity Edition, and has done recording work for independent film. She enjoys performing in orchestra, recently serving as principal second violin in the Manhattan School of Music's Philharmonia Orchestra. Ms. Abusamra plays weekly at Calvary-St. George's church, and performs regularly at the Morgan Library and Museum.
Ms. Abusamra is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Peter Winograd, first violinist of the American String Quartet.
She plays on a Jonathon I. Price violin.