Photo by Shravya Kag 2019

Photo by Shravya K.

Abby Swidler is a composer, violinist, violist, and vocalist whose work appears in many contexts including new music, improvisational music, and song.

Abby is a passionate collaborator, frequently performing with  ruby, a song collaboration with Kim Mayo;  Xanthoria Quartet a string quartet which performs new and old works ; 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 Lady Lamb, Carla Kihlstedt, Mirah, Kishi Bashi, Jherek Bischoff, Angel Olsen, Bent Knee, The California Guitar Trio, Palaver Strings, Shattered Glass, 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.

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