Jacqui Carrasco, Associate Professor, 1999 –


Email: carrasj@wfu.edu
Phone: (336) 758-5367
Office: M206 Scales Fine Arts Center

Violinist Jacqui Carrasco has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and Russia, including solo appearances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and at the Library of Congress and chamber music concerts with the Cassatt String Quartet. Since moving to North Carolina in 1999, Ms. Carrasco has been featured in solo and chamber music performances at Duke University; the UNC campuses in Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and Wilmington; Music at Blowing Rock; the Foothills Chamber Music Festival; Chamber Music at St. Peter’s in Charlotte; and with the Mallarmé Chamber Players and the Salisbury Symphony. She was appointed violinist of the Carolina Piano Trio in 2005, and since 2008 has co-directed the Carolina Summer Music Festival in Winston-Salem. Before joining the faculty at Wake Forest, Ms. Carrasco taught at Princeton University.

From 1992-2002, Ms. Carrasco was the violinist of the acclaimed contemporary music ensemble Cygnus and also appeared regularly with New York City-based new music groups such as the S.E.M. Ensemble, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Ensemble, Newband and Musicians Accord. Ms. Carrasco has toured extensively with the Mark Morris Dance Group and been a frequent guest at the June in Buffalo Festival at SUNY Buffalo. She has recorded contemporary chamber music for the Nonesuch, Koch, Mode, CRI, Albany and Braxton House record labels.

As a noted performer of Argentine tango music, Ms. Carrasco has appeared with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in concert and on television, as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, with the New York Buenos Aires Connection at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, and most recently with the Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company at the 2010 American Dance Festival. She has also been active as a jazz violinist, and her versatile skills have been featured in commercial, film and theater music, as well as on her CD Since We Met with the Jazz Strings Project. Ms. Carrasco received her B.A., magna cum laude, from UCLA, and her M.M. and D.M.A. from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Joyce Robbins