Adrianne Pope received her Bachelors of Music from the Boston Conservatory and graduated from the University of Michigan with Masters of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Chamber Music. Her primary teachers include Andrew Jennings of the Concord String Quartet, Yehonatan Berick of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, and Sharan Leventhal of the Gramercy trio.
As a musician who strives to promote the music of living composers, Adrianne has premiered many works and has had the privilege to work closely with composers including Stephen Rush, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Yehudi Wyner, Kathryn Alexander, Martin Bresnick, Chester Biscardi, and David Lang. Her love of new works has sparked her enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration. She has collaborated with dancers, visual artists, writers, and the University of Michigan’s hockey team on new works.
Adrianne is an active chamber musician, and a founding member of Aperture Duo, an emerging ensemble that brings violin and viola chamber music into focus in the Los Angeles area. In 2011, she received an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Norfolk New Music Workshop through Yale University. She has premiered new works with the JACK Quartet, American Modern Ensemble, and the International Contemporary Ensemble at New Music on the Point through a generous grant from the Williamson Foundation. She has also attended the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, where she had the opportunity to play groundbreaking music next to innovative works of art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Adrianne currently resides in Los Angeles and is a member of the new music collaborative wildUp and Aperture Duo. In addition to performing, Adrianne enjoys making new instruments, tap dancing, teaching, working with textiles, and gardening.