College Faculty:Classical Strings: ViolinPrecollege Faculty:Violin and Viola
Violinist Chloé Kiffer, native of France, has received enthusiastic praise by The New York Times for her “pure and beautiful tone” and The Greenwich Sentinel for being “…a star in every sense: performance, exquisite technique and beauty”. Kiffer feels as comfortable performing solo on the international stage as she does in intimate chamber settings.
Performing solo and orchestra engagements throughout 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. Kiffer has collaborated with artists such as Philippe Muller, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Timothy Eddy, the Emerson String Quartet, and pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine.
Kiffer is on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, the University of North Texas, and the FaceArts Institute of Music in Shanghai. Her students have received high praise for their performances and won prizes at national and international competitions.
Kiffer is a sought-after guest teacher and faculty member for conservatories and festivals around the world—Heifetz International Music Institute, Miami Music Festival, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Chamber Music International (Texas), MusicFest Perugia (Italy), and MusicAlps (France).
Kiffer is a laureate of the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation. She graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and earned postgraduate degrees from the 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, N.Y., 2015).
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