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Abigail Stahlschmidt is an internationally-recognized acoustic/electric violinist, composer, and singer!
Currently, Abigail is the lead violinist of the symphonic-metal group, Vivaldi Metal Project, and has performed throughout Europe with them since 2018. Their rock debut was held at the widely acclaimed Plovdiv Roman Theater in Bulgaria, as part of the “Sounds of the Ages” festival, alongside the Sons of Apollo.
Abigail attended UMSL on a full-ride scholarship, where she studied under Juilliard-trained professor, John McGrosso, and his colleagues of the Arianna String Quartet. Her musical experiences and abilities have since taken her across many genres, from classical to pop to metal.
Her musical collaborations include recording with notable guitarist Christopher Caffrey on his album,“Your Heaven is Real” (guitarist for Savatage; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and her own EP collaboration with Eric Strothers entitled, “The Merge: Subliminal Intent.” Her music has been featured on the soundtrack of the full feature film "Four Color Eulogy".