Violinist Ann Lehmann joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2000. She has also been a member of the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra in Chicago since 2008. Prior to her current jobs, Ann has enjoyed a busy and versatile career. A native of Chicago, she made her solo debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of eleven, and performed with them again in a nationally televised performance at the age of sixteen. Since then, Ann has played with numerous other orchestras that include the Dominican Republic National Symphony, the Little Orchestra Society of Lincoln Center, the Julius Grossman Orchestra in New York City, and the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony in Seoul, Korea. She has also given numerous recitals, including a debut recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. For her Kennedy Center debut, she was praised by Strad magazine for the “subtlety and finesse of her phrasing” and her “sense of ease and control” and “unruffled assurance” for the virtuosic demands of the evening.
Ann received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in the accelerated 5-year program from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Glenn Dicterow. She was a year shy of receiving her doctoral degree from SUNY Stonybrook, studying with the late Mitchell Stern, before she joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Ann lives in suburban New Jersey with her husband, violinist Matthew Lehmann, and her two children. She enjoys cooking and studying Kungfu when she’s not performing.