Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Autumn Chodorowski


A member of the Columbus Symphony, Autumn Chodorowski is a violinist originally from Woodstock, IL, a town best known for the filming location of the movie Groundhog Day. In addition to her position in Columbus, she is Principal Second Violin of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. In August 2021, she had the privilege of joining the Sun Valley Music Festival in Sun Valley, ID. Formerly, she served as Associate Principal Second Violin of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

Autumn holds a Bachelor of Music from The Glenn Gould School studying with Paul Kantor, a Master of Music from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music studying with Almita Vamos, and an Artist Diploma in Chamber Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Ian Swensen. From there, she spent three years as a violin fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL. Her first violin teacher, however, was her mother, Lisa Chodorowski, who started her at the age of three, and to whom she could not be more grateful. 

Autumn was a fellowship recipient at the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and Spoleto Festival USA. She has enjoyed a thriving career in chamber music, having performed alongside the Pacifica Quartet, Geoff Nuttall of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and pianist Jeremy Denk, in association with SFCM and Music Academy of the West. During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, she regularly performed virtual chamber music concerts with the Ariel Concert Series in St. Louis, MO. In addition, Autumn loves to teach, and serves on faculty at the Community Music School at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, she has served as assistant faculty at the Stringwood Chamber Music Festival in Lanesboro, MN and music faculty at Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, AK.