Monica Bauchwitz, hailed as an “excellent violinist” by the Washington Post, performs extensively in chamber music, orchestral and solo settings. Ms. Bauchwitz has studied and worked both in the United States and Europe. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Conservatoire de Geneve, her principal teachers have included Jascha Brodsky, Charles Castleman, Daniel Phillips, and Zvi Zeitlin. She has held positions with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Esbjerg Ensemble-the national chamber ensemble in Denmark. She has toured extensively across Europe with classical and contemporary chamber music repertoire and has participated in such festivals as Great Irish Houses Music Festival in Ireland, and the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber Music Series in Germany. She is presently coaching and performing at Siena Summer Music in Siena, Italy. Chamber music collaborations have included Colin Carr, Antony Pay, and Philippe Entremont as well as crossover work with Trey Anastasio from Phish and country singer Trisha Yearwood. She has performed as soloist with orchestras in Scandinavia, Central Europe, and the New York region and has recorded under the Philips and Albany labels.
As a former member of the critically acclaimed Contrasts Quartet, she has received the Chamber Music America Residency grant, the Aaron Copland Recording Grant as well as performed in numerous world premiere commissions and recordings of works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Ned Rorem, and Derek Bermel among others. Ms. Bauchwitz is the founder of the Manhattan chamber music series “Concerts in the Heights”. This series brings together world-class musicians for performances and educational projects. She is also a founder and Artistic Director of the conductor-less String Orchestra of New York City- SONYC.
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