Canadian-born Lara St. John is a violin soloist and musical maverick. She has owned her own label, Ancalagon, since 1999, on which she has released albums that range from classical to new commissions to folk music and more.
"A high-powered soloist"
-The New York Times
St. John serves as Wolf Trap’s artistic advisor for chamber music at the Barns, and she made her debut on its stage in 2009 performing works by Bartok, Schoenberg and playing a premiere by Matthew Hindson, which inspired by nuclear testing in the Australian province of Maralinga. She feels the Barns is an amazing place to perform.
Lara St John and Matt Herskowitz performing composer Milica Paranosic’s new violin & piano arrangement of the traditional Macedonian circle dance: 'Čoček'
"What a way to start the new year! Lara St. John will remarkably recreate the demanding solo passages depicted on screen, in what amounts to a virtuosic two-hour concerto."
"Something of a phenomenon"
- The Strad
"a volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone"
- LA Times