Violinist Allison Ostrander pursues an active freelance career as an orchestral performer, chamber musician, and studio teacher. She currently performs as concertmaster of the Minnesota Opera, a member of the IRIS Orchestra, The Four Voices String Quartet and as a regular substitute with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. Previously, she has held positions with the Naples Philharmonic and as assistant concertmaster of The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. In 1999, Ms. Ostrander was awarded a fellowship with both the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Aspen Music Festival. An avid chamber musician, she has performed in the chamber music series at Spoleto as well as the Painted Sky Chamber Music Festival held in Flagstaff, Arizona. Ms. Ostrander can be heard on the Naxos label performing Steven Hartke's Rose of the Winds string octet with members of the IRIS orchestra and the Lifescapes label performing music of J.S. Bach with the Four Voices String Quartet.