Violinist Lynn Bechtold has appeared in recital throughout the U.S., Canada, Holland, and Switzerland. An advocate of contemporary music, she has worked with composers such as Gloria Coates, George Crumb, John Harbison, and Morton Subotnick, and has premiered works on the Princeton Composers' Series. In 2001, she gave the premiere of "Violynn," a work for violin and electronics written for her by Alvin Lucier. Noted in All About Jazz for her 'virtuosity and technical expertise,' she has been a member of groups that have included the Lumina String Quartet, the East Village Opera Company (rock/opera band), the SEM Ensemble, and the NY Symphonic Ensemble, among others. Ms. Bechtold has performed around the world, and has been heard on CBC Radio, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, NHK-TV, and WNYC. Other programs have been with Absolute Ensemble, Catalyst Dance, DJ Spooky, North/South Consonance, Parsons Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Vermont Symphony, VisionIntoArt, VOX Opera Readings, and Pablo Ziegler. In addition, she's performed with entertainers such as Boyz II Men, Willie Colon, Sheryl Crow, Dead Can Dance, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Band, Escort, Roberta Flack, Left Banke, Smokey Robinson, J-Pop band SMAP, and Donna Summer. An active performer, she has performed at diverse venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Blue Note, Citi Field, the Frick Museum, the Harvard Club, Joe's Pub, Merkin Hall, nublu, le Poisson Rouge, St John the Divine, and Zankel Hall. She received her Masters Degree from the Mannes College of Music, where she was a student of noted violinist Felix Galimir. Prior to that, she received a double-degree in Violin and English from the New England Conservatory and Tufts University in Boston. In addition, she likes to compose electroacoustic works, and to write articles about food/music/life. Her compositions were recently performed on the Composers Concordance Festival and the Music With a View Festival during the 2011-12 season. She is on the faculty of Greenwich House Music School in NYC, and the Norwalk Youth Symphony.