Abby Swidler is a performer, composer, and educator. A violinist and vocalist, Abby is a passionate collaborator, frequently performing with ruby, a song collaboration with Kim Mayo; the NYC chamber orchestra, Shattered Glass; Italian film-score band, Tredici Bacci; and The Jessica Pavone String Ensemble, among other projects across genre lines.
As a composer and performer, Abby has collaborated with dance, film, theater, and performing ensembles; working with artists like Carla Kihlstedt, Mirah, Kishi Bashi, Jherek Bischoff, Anthony Coleman, Bent Knee, The California Guitar Trio, Shizuka Viola Duo, Dance Visions INC., and Giselle Ty. She has played on over 30 studio albums.
Abby received a B.M. in Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music and an M.M. in Contemporary Improvisation from The New England Conservatory. Originally from Missoula, MT, they currently live in Brooklyn, NY.