Director, Daily Orchestra Program at Community MusicWorks

Providence, Rhode Island


Adrienne Taylor is a Resident Musician at Community MusicWorks, Rhode Island’s urban chamber music residency program, where she divides her time between performing and teaching music to children in the South Side neighborhoods of Providence. Inspired by her visit to Venezuela in 2011 as part of NEC’s Sistema Fellows Program, Adrienne started the Daily Orchestra Program at Community MusicWorks in 2012.

Adrienne has performed internationally as well as in the major concert halls of the U.S., including the New World Center in Miami Beach, the Harris Theatre in Chicago, and Carnegie Hall. Adrienne has collaborated in performances with some of the world’s most prominent music ensembles, including the Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. A graduate of Indiana University and Northwestern University, Adrienne studied cello with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Hans Jørgen Jensen, and Janos Starker.

In addition to performing classical music, Adrienne seeks out opportunities to collaborate with musicians from other genres. In 2013, Adrienne recorded for the CD Kilimanjaro, which features the music of singer-songwriter Benvindo Cruz. The album was nominated for best composer by the Cape Verde Music Awards in 2014. Adrienne is also enthusiastic about performing new works and enjoys an ongoing collaboration with pianist and composer Aaron Jackson.


Photo: Roger Taylor