February 7, 2014
Batya MacAdam-Somer (b. 1983) grew up within the vibrant musical community of Houston, Texas, where she studied violin with Judy Offman and Fredell Lack. She began her college studies at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston and went on to earn a BA from the Manhattan School of Music in 2005 in the studio of Sylvia Rosenberg. Batya completed her MA at the University of California, San Diego in 2009. She has participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy, Aspen Summer Music Festival, International Festival Institute at Round Top and the Bach Festival of Leipzig, Germany playing under conductors Pierre Boulez, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, and David Robertson. Her involvement with composers and contemporary music has led to work across the country with organizations Art of Elan, Glottalopticon, wild UP, Red Light, Foundation for Modern Music, TACTUS, and the New Music Collective. She can be heard playing Michael Roth’s soundtrack on the documentary Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, and is thrilled to be a member of the G Burns Jug Band. Batya is currently pursuing a DMA at UCSD, studying under János Négyesy.