Before she turned 3, Jacqueline knew she wanted to play the violin after seeing Itzhak Perlman on Sesame Street. That was the beginning of a musical journey that has carried her to Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain and New Zealand.

Nearing the end of her graduate work, Jacqueline is excited about building a life around performing, teaching, and recording. She enjoys chamber music and currently plays in a piano trio with her identical twin, Katherine, a cellist.

Growing up in Idaho, Jacqueline loves to spend time outdoors. She studies yoga, bakes bread, is currently learning Russian as her third language, and enjoys reading a variety of genres.

Jacqueline is also working hard to launch a non-profit organization, named Classical C.A.R.M.A. (Concerts Aiming to Raise Money and Awareness), whose purpose is to share the gift of classical music with others, while creating a tangible, lasting impact on our world. Classical C.A.R.M.A.’s vision is to create innovative benefit concerts which fundraise, entertain, and build hope, while bringing awareness to obstacles faced by underserved populations.

Grieg's Sonata in C Minor is one of my absolute favorite works to perform and collaborate on. The heroism is gripping and dramatic, while the beautiful lyricism, particularly in the second movement, is nostalgic and dream-like. These clips are from a recital in March of 2019.
Samuel Barber’s violin concerto is possibly my favorite concerto. I love the exquisite textures interweaving the solo and orchestral lines. Immediately engaging, passionate, and thrilling, it ends in an increasingly intense and dramatic whirlwind of notes. This clip is from a performance in March 2018 with colleagues at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Lutoslawski wrote Subito shortly after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. I believe we can hear his anger, his strife, his disbelief, and his fear of the unknown in the unpredictable and abrupt stops, and changes in dynamic, rhythm, and mood. He once said about his compositions, “I write music that is an expression of my own tastes, wishes, and desires ...[it is] my own internal truth.”
Catherine Drinker Bower said it best: “chamber music [is] a conversation between friends.” Here I am with my friend, Rūta Kuzmickas, on piano and my twin sister, Katherine Audas, on cello. Playing chamber music is always an opportunity to connect with other musicians and experience the value of colleagues' opinions - one of the best ways to enjoy the stage!
I know that my exploration of Mozart’s music will be a life long journey. This excerpt is from a recent recording of Mozart’s violin concerto No. 3 in G major, a piece in which the joy is tangible from the opening orchestra chord.

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