about


 

Violinist Eleanor Dunbar is an accomplished and commanding artist,

performing regularly as a soloist, chamber music enthusiast, and

concertmaster.  A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she

earned her Bachelor’s of Music degree in Violin Performance under

the direction of Emanuel Borok.  During her education at SMU, she was

awarded the prestigious Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, given

to an outstanding music major each year.

 

A native of California, Eleanor began her musical education at the

young age of three.  Under the tutelage of violinist Gail Gerding Mellert,

she began her performance career throughout California, entered and

placed in many competitions, and appeared as a soloist with

symphonies such as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.  From a young

age, she attended music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and

the New York String Orchestra Seminar.  At the age of sixteen, she

began her undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University. 

Eleanor has been honored to share the stage with incredible artists

such as Roberto and Andrés Díaz, the Escher Quartet, Chee-Yun Kim,

Alessio Bax, and many more.  She continues to perform throughout the

country presenting recitals and performing with esteemed orchestras.

 

Also as an avid chamber musician, Eleanor is a founding member of

the Cézanne Quartet with whom she performs regularly.  The quartet

was named the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern

Methodist University in the fall of 2015.

 

Eleanor plays on a violin made in 1896 by Joseph Anthony Chanot in

London, England.

 
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repertoire


solo

 

 

BACH

all Sonatas and Partitas

Concerto No.1 in A minor

Concerto No.2 in E major

 

BARTÓK

Roumanian Folk Dances

 

BRAHMS

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77

 

BRUCH

Concerto No.1 in G minor

 

CHAUSSON

Poème, Op.25

 

DVORAK

Concerto

Romance Op.11

 

GLAZUNOV

Meditation, Op.32

 

HAYDN

Concerto in C

 

KABALEVSKY

Concerto in C, Op.48

Improvisation, Op.21

 

KORNGOLD

Concerto in D major, Op.35

 

KREISLER

Recitativo and Scherzo, Op.6

Tambourin Chinois, Op.3

 

LALO

Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21

 

MENDELSSOHN

Concerto in E minor, Op.64

 

MILSTEIN

Paganiniana 

 

MOZART

Adagio in E major, Op. 125

Concerto No.2 in D major, K.211

Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216

Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218

Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219

 

PAGANINI

Caprice No. 1, 5, 9, 11, 14, 24

 

PROKOFIEV

Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19

Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63

 

SAINT-SAËNS

Concerto No. 3, Op.61

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28

 

SARASATE

Carmen Fantasy, Op.25

Introduction and Tarantella, Op.43

Zapateado, Op.23

 

SHOSTAKOVICH

Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.77

 

SIBELIUS

Concerto in D minor, Op.47

 

STRAVINSKY

Danse Russe (from Petroushka)

Improvisation

 

TCHAIKOVSKY

Concerto in D major, Op.35

Valse-Scherzo, Op.34

 

VIEUXTEMPS 

Concerto No.5, Op.37

 

WIENIAWSKI

Concerto No.2, Op.22

Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16

Variations on an Original Theme, Op.15

 

YSAŸE

Sonata #3

Sonata #6

 

 

 

 

 

chamber

 

 

BARTOK

String Quartet No.1 Op.7, Sz.40, BB 52

String Quartet No.6 Sz.114, BB 119

 

BEETHOVEN

String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3

Piano Trio in Bb major, Op.97 “Archduke”

String Quartet No.1 in F major, Op.18/1

String Quartet No.7 in F major, Op.59/1

String Quartet No.14 in C# minor, Op.131

String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132

 

BRAHMS

Piano Trio No.1 in B major

Horn Trio No.2 in E-flat major, Op.40

Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25

Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op.60

String Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.51 No.1

String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.51 No.2

String Quintet No.2 in G major, Op.111

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34

 

BRITTEN

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 25

 

CHAUSSON

Concert Op.21

 

CHEN YI

Sound of the Five

 

DEBUSSY

String Quartet in G minor, Op.10

 

DOHNANYI

Serenade, Op.10 

Piano Quintet No.1, Op.1

 

DVORAK

Piano Trio C major, Op.74

Quartet “American”

 

HAYDN

Quartet in C major, Op.76, No.3 ‘Emperor’

Quartet in B flat major, Op.76, No.4 ‘Sunrise’

Quartet No.66 in G major, Op.77, No.1

 

JANÁČEK

String Quartet No.1 'Kreutzer Sonata’

String Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’

 

KODALY 

Serenade, Op.12

 

MENDELSSOHN

String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80

 

MOZART

Duo for vln & vla No.1 in G major, K.423

Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major

Divertimento in Eb minor, K.563

String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575

 

PUTS

Credo for string quartet

Arcana for solo cello and string quintet

 

RAVEL 

String quartet in F major

 

SARASATE

Navarra Op.33

 

SCHUBERT

Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703

Piano Quintet “Trout”

 

SCHUMANN

Piano Quintet in Eb Major, Op.44

 

SMETANA

String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’

 

SHOSTAKOVICH

5 Pieces

String Quartet No.3 in F major, Op.73

String Quartet No.9 in E-flat major, Op.117

String Quartet No.10 in A-flat major, Op.118

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57

 

STRAUSS

Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders

 

STRAVINSKY

L'Histoire du soldat

 

TCHAIKOVSKY

Souvenir de Florence, Op.70

 
 

sonatas

 

 

BEETHOVEN

Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12

Sonata No.8 in G major, Op.30

Sonata No.9 in A minor, Op.47 “Kreutzer”

 

BRAHMS

Violin Sonata No.1, Op.78

Violin Sonata No.2, Op.100

Violin Sonata No.3, Op.108

 

FAURE

Violin Sonata No.1, Op.13

 

LECLAIR

Violin Sonata in D major, Op.9 No.3

 

MOZART

Sonata in C major, K.296

 

PROKOFIEV

Sonata for 2 violins, Op.56

 

STILL

Suite for Violin & Piano