Concertmaster of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Lazar performs with the Sunrise Quartet and the National Gallery of Art String Quartet.
Additionally, she has recorded chamber music for the Albany, Klavier, North/South Recordings, Plucked String, and Centaur labels and has been heard on National Public Radio’s Performance Today program.
She received a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from the Catholic University of America where she continued her studies with Robert Gerle, receiving a Master of Music and a Doctorate of Music degree in violin performance. Dr. Lazar currently teaches violin at the American University where she is a Musician in Residence. She has performed at the Spoleto festival in the USA and in Italy and she toured Europe twice with the New York group, Amor Artis.