Founder and Artistic Director of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Aloysia Friedmann’s career has included national and international tours, performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and a special onstage role on Broadway alongside Dustin Hoffman in The Merchant of Venice. Festival performances include Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Strings in the Mountains, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, and San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival. Since 2016, she has served on the board of Chamber Music America and was recognized as a Musical America Top Professional of the Year in 2018. In Houston, Friedmann is associate concertmaster for the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and performs with the Houston Grand Opera. She has taught as an Affiliate Artist of Viola and Violin at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. She graduated from The Juilliard School and also studied at the University of Washington.