- B.M., Curtis Institute of Music, 1994
Ellen dePasquale is adjunct lecturer in music in violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Widely acclaimed for the beauty of her playing and her refined musicianship, dePasquale is originally from Philadelphia, where she studied with Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute of Music. She pursued graduate studies at the IU Jacobs School of Music with Miriam Fried before being appointed concertmaster of the Florida Orchestra in 1996.
From 1999 to 2007, dePasquale served as associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra. She was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio and made numerous solo appearances with the orchestra.
She is a frequent guest concertmaster with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada, and performs regularly with such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, in addition to serving as concertmaster of The Dallas Opera Orchestra.
A highly sought-after pedagogue, dePasquale has been a member of the faculties of Temple University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Encore School for Strings, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and the University of South Florida.
dePasquale is active as a recitalist and chamber musician and has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, Caramoor Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, Evian Music Festival, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, La Musica, National Orchestral Institute, Nevada Chamber Music Festival, New World Symphony, Sangat Music Festival in Mumbai, India, and the Santa Fe Opera.