OWEN DALBY (violin), praised as "a fearless and inquisitive violinist" (San Francisco Classical Voice), is hailed for his gripping interpretations of music from across the stylistic spectrum. He is a co-founder of The Declassified, New York City's trailblazing society of virtuoso chamber musicians, arts advocates, and educators. He made his solo debut at Lincoln Center in 2010. His varied career involves frequent appearances as a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Princeton Symphony, Ensemble ACJW, and the Metropolis Ensemble. He is the concertmaster of NOVUS NY, the contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Wall Street church. Dalby can also be heard on baroque violin with Four Nations Ensemble, Clarion Music Society, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra and Choir. He completed a three-year tenure in The Academy, a fellowship of Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School that seeks to link a performer's life with advanced training in education and community engagement. His chamber music collaborators have included Daniel Hope, Dawn Upshaw, the Persian kamancheh virtuoso KayhanKalhor, and Simon Rattle. He is a native of Berkeley, California and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale.