Violist Carrie Frey is an active performer and educator, focused on working with open, inquisitive musicians and composers and encouraging creativity in her students. She is a founding member of string trio Chartreuse, and quartet Desdemona. She has also appeared with Wet Ink Large Ensemble, ensemble mise-en, Petros Klampanis Group, Heartbeat Opera, Cantata Profana, Talea Ensemble, toy piano/toy viola duo Wind-Up Elephant, and Quartet Metadata. As an orchestral player, she has performed at festivals around the world, including the Lucerne Festival Academy and Lucerne Festival Alumni Orchestra in Switzerland; Britten-Pears Festival in the UK; Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC; and Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. For three summers she was a member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. She studied with Peter Slowik at Oberlin Conservatory for her Bachelor's of Music degree, and received her Master’s of Music from Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program, where she studied with Nadia Sirota and Danielle Farina. Her first viola teacher was Kathryn Dey at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Carrie is currently on the faculty of Bloomingdale School of Music and Greenwich House Music School.