Audrey received a BA in East Asian Studies and Music from Wellesley College, a MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics, and an MMus in Music Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
After graduating from Wellesley College, she received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which funded her yearlong self-designed project exploring multiculturalism in local music cultures of China, Indonesia, and Turkey. During that time she studied erhu, Balinese rebab, ghijak, and biola (stringed instruments), worked as a music critic in Hong Kong, observed and traveled with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on their Asia tour, and performed on the main stage of Bali’s largest music festival, among other experiences. She has traveled regularly to Istanbul since 2015 to study Turkish classical music, has twice played on Turkish National Radio live broadcasts, is a featured performer with Nevabuselik Turkish Art Music Choir in London, and has performed internationally broadcast concerts with tabla-vocal duo Qi-Rattan.
Audrey recently premiered works by architect-composer Emma-Kate Matthews at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, compositions for James Turrell’s Skyspace at the University of Texas at Austin, and her own solo composition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. In the spring of 2014, Audrey gave the Boston premiere of American composer Lou Harrison’s rarely-played Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan on the composer’s own instruments.
Audrey’s past work has explored sociolinguistic phenomena in Mandarin language use online as a result of censorship, disenfranchisement of overseas Filipino workers, discourses of power in Chinese State Council white papers on Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and musical manifestations of multiculturalism in European art music history.