Augusta Schubert, violinist, is an avid chamber musician and performer from Waco, Texas. She was a Presidential Scholarship recipient at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in 2022. In her time at the Center for Strings, she was granted the opportunity to perform with some of the most renowned musicians in the world, including Lawrence Dutton of the Grammy-award winning Emerson String Quartet, Annie Fullard of the Cavani String Quartet, Amy Schwartz Moretti of the Ehnes String Quartet, David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Robert McDuffie, concert violinist. Some of her favorite performances include a tour with Chuck Leavell of the Rolling Stones and the Allman Brothers band, Mike Mills of REM, and Robert McDuffie in 2019. Recently, Augusta performed Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 59, No. 3 in Rome and Florence, Italy with Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson Quartet and John Adams’ “Shaker Loops” with concert violinist Stefan Jackiw.

Augusta is also well versed as an orchestral musician and has served as both concertmaster and principal second violin multiple times in the McDuffie Center Chamber Orchestra as well as in the Sewanee Symphony at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and the Shepherd Symphony Orchestra at Rice University.

Augusta graduated from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University this May with a Master of Music degree and plans to stay in Houston, where she frequently performs with the Houston Symphony and spends much of her time playing chamber music.