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erin keefe, violinist


"Coupling that technique and understanding with a winning persona and nerves of steel, Keefe clearly has a brilliant career ahead of her." - The Republican MA

Winner of the 2006 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Erin Keefe is also a top prizewinner of several International Competitions. She recently took the Grand Prizes in the 2007 Torun International Violin Competition (Poland), the 2006 Schadt Competition and the Corpus Christi International String Competition, and was the Silver Medalist in the Carl Nielsen, Sendai (Japan) and Gyeongnam (Korea) International Violin Competitions.

Ms. Keefe has appeared in recent seasons with orchestras such as the New Mexico Symphony, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, the Allentown Symphony, the Sendai Philharmonic, the Suwon Philharmonic and the Odense Symphony Orchestra and has given recitals in the United States, Germany, Korea, Poland, Japan and Denmark.

Ms. Keefe has collaborated with many leading artists of today including the Emerson String Quartet, Roberto and Andres Diaz, Edgar Meyer, Gary Graffman, Richard Goode, Colin Carr, Gary Hoffman, Menahem Pressler, Leon Fleisher and William Preucil. Her recording credits include works by Arnold Schoenberg for Naxos and works by Mozart, Dvorak and Bartok for the Deutsche Gramophone label, and in January 2008 she appeared on television in a "Live From Lincoln Center" broadcast performing Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht. Her festival appearances have included the Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Ravinia and the Seattle, OK Mozart and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festivals

Ms. Keefe earned a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music Degree from The Curtis Institute. Her teachers included Ronald Copes, Ida Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt, Philip Setzer, and Philipp Naegele.