Desdemona is a New York City-based ensemble devoted to creating unique and inventive performances. Founded by Adrianne Munden-Dixon (violin), Carrie Frey (viola), Julia Henderson (cello), and Margarita Rovenskaya (piano), the group presents repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to world premieres in a variety of formations, from duos to piano and string quartets. Described by the New Yorker as an “excellent young quartet,” Desdemona has performed at Spectrum, 1 Rivington, Cornelia Street Café, Aréte Gallery, and the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as at numerous home gatherings through Groupmuse. In Savannah, Georgia, Desdemona regularly appears on the Live Oak Concert Series, bringing classical and new music to a broader audience in venues from art galleries to kayak shops. In their 2018-19 season Desdemona will present and premiere new works by the composer collective Kinds of Kings and collaborate with the Classical Saxophone Project to showcase chamber music for saxophone and string quartet. Additional performances include appearances at Aréte, 1 Rivington, Cornelia Street Café and Princeton’s Unruly Sounds Festival.

Click on the photos below to find out more about the musicians of Desdemona:


Carrie Frey


Margarita Rovenskaya


Julia Henderson


Caroline Drexler


Adrianne Munden-Dixon


Molly Germer