Regina Sadowski, a Bronx native, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in violin performance and a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in improvisation. Performing on multiple instruments throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, spanning such genres as classical, contemporary music, free improvisation/avant garde, jazz, folk, fiddle, rock, reggae, and electronic music, Regina has performed with The Galatea Ensemble, Friday Group, SEM Ensemble, School of Hard Knocks, Newspeak, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Taylor Haskins, Henry Threadgill, Charlie Haden, International Street Cannibals, and Crossings. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BAM, SOB’s, The Wetlands, La Mama, St. Mark’s Church, Town Hall, St. John the Divine, Riverside Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, Irondale Center and in the International Music and Dance Festivals of Venezia, Edinburgh, England, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, and in The New York Shakespeare and The Williamstown Theatre Festivals. Regina has recorded music for film, appears on numerous CDs and records, and has had many pieces written for her. She has collaborated with writers, dancers, and choreographers, including Brett Helquist, Todd Craig, Chris Peck, Keith Thompson, Stefanie Nelson, Emily Berry, Yoshiko Chuma, and John Jasperse. Throughout her years as a musician she has worked closely with many composers including David T. Little and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun, premiering his works Soundshape and the Bessie award winning Jo Ha Kyu. Regina has composed pieces for solo violin, string orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber music, and numerous works for dance. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she performs regularly with Portland Chamber Music.
Work with Portland Chamber Music: Regina is both a performer and board member of Portland Chamber Music, a non-profit organization that brings classical music to communities in need throughout the Portland area. Their mission includes performing in homeless shelters, retirement homes, neighborhood churches, libraries, and prisons. Her most moving performances have been with this wonderful group of musicians. To learn more, please go to www.pdxchambermusic.org.