The Strad News – Violinist Chloe Kiffer joins faculty at University of North Texas

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Chloe Kiffer will join the faculty of music at the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music as an assistant professor of violin. She currently teaches in the pre-college division of the Manhattan School of Music’s violin and viola faculty, where she will continue to teach alongside her new role in Texas.

“UNT has an impressive program with high caliber faculty and students. Looking forward to teaching and playing in the Denton/Dallas area!’ Kiffer wrote on social media.

Originally from France, Kiffer has performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Hall, Tel Aviv Opera and the National Center in Beijing. In October 2015, Kiffer made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at the Stern Auditorium. Kiffer has collaborated with Philippe Muller, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Steve Doane, Timothy Eddy, Pavel Vernikov and the Emerson Quartet.

In addition to her teaching work at the Manhattan School of Music, Kiffer has given masterclasses around the world, including at the Miami Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Chamber Music International at Texas and MusicAlps in France.

Kiffer is a graduate of 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 also earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University and is a Laureate of the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation.

In 2019, she released an album of Ravel’s Violin Sonatas on the Steinway & Sons label with pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. She plays a 2015 Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin.

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