Abi Fayette (Violin '17, CAF '20) Appointed Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

The Curtis alumna and acclaimed violinist of the Catalyst Quartet succeeds outgoing artistic director Jim Wilson

Violinist and Curtis alumna Abi Fayette (Violin ’17, Community Artist Fellow ’20) was appointed artist director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, succeeding Jim Wilson. A member of the New York City-based GRAMMY Award-winning classical ensemble and the Catalyst Quartet, Ms. Fayette received her bachelor’s degree at Curtis under the tutelage of Ida Kavafian. She was awarded a master’s degree from New England Conservatory, studying with Soovin Kim, and served as a Community Artist Fellow at Curtis in the 2019–20 school year, working alongside teachers in the Philadelphia School District to create and expand music education programs.

Ms. Fayette’s appointment follows the recent announcement of her older sister, Madeline Fayette, joining the Orpheus cello section.

Read the announcement at the Violin Channel HERE, and visit Abi Fayette’s artist page with the Catalyst Quartet HERE.

Photos of Abi Fayette and the Catalyst Quartet, courtesy of ensemble’s official website.

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