Precollege Faculty:Violin and Viola
Violinist Chloé Kiffer, a native of France, has been praised by the New York Times for her “pure and beautiful tone” and by the Greenwich Sentinel for being “a star in every sense: performance, exquisite technique and beauty” (April 2019). Kiffer feels as comfortable performing solo on the international stage as she does in intimate chamber settings. Performing solo and orchestra engagements across Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia, Kiffer has appeared at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Hall, Tel Aviv Opera, and Beijing National Center. In October 2015, Kiffer made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in Stern Auditorium. She has collaborated with Philippe Muller, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Steve Doane, Timothy Eddy, Pavel Vernikov, and the Emerson String Quartet.
As a noted teacher and member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege violin and viola faculty, Ms. Kiffer teaches and gives master classes at music conservatories and festivals around the world. She has worked with the Miami Music Festival, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Chamber Music International in Texas, and MusicAlps in France. Her students have received high praise for their performances and won prizes at national and international competitions.
A laureate of the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation, Kiffer graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and earned postgraduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music under Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.
In 2019, she released an album of the Ravel Violin Sonatas on the Steinway & Sons label with pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine.
Chloé Kiffer performs on a Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin (Brooklyn, NY, 2015).
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2019.