Praised as “the real thing, a true virtuoso” and “an exceptional violinist” (Seen and Heard International), Ms. McKay Lodge is an international prize-winning baroque and modern violinist based in New York and Paris. Enjoying a flourishing solo career, McKay Lodge has had concerto appearances in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully with Juilliard415 (Mendelssohn Concerto), a concert tour with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (Bach A minor Violin Concerto), and many featured solos as concertmaster of Juilliard415. Most recently she gave her solo debut in Carnegie Hall.
“[With a] wide-ranging emotional expression… she offers some imaginative accounts, demonstrating much technical assurance, a varied expressive palette and due appreciation of national idioms…All played with substantial accuracy and musical perception, and commendable style.”
- The Strad Magazine
McKay Lodge and Avi Stein performed Johann Schmelzer's Sonata Quarta in D Major from Sonatae Unarum Fidium.
"Augusta McKay Lodge, stands out as the real thing, a true virtuoso"
- Seen & Heard International
"Her performance was outstanding: animated, well-ornamented, radiantly in tune"
“Lodge’s special skill, in addition to her intonational and tonal felicities, is ... an inexpressible sense of pace and pause that focuses the listener’s attention on each piece’s most poignant moments.”
- Early Music America