Bard College Conservatory
Erica Kiesewetter was educated at The Juilliard School, as a student of Ivan Galamian, and a fellowship-teaching assistant to the Juilliard Quartet. Other significant teachers have included Charles Castleman, Joyce Robbins, Emanuel Vardi, and Robert Mann. She is the concertmaster of the American Symphony Orchestra, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Opera Orchestra of New York, NY Pops, Stamford Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic and Amici New York resident orchestra of the OK Mozart Festival at Bartlesville, OK. She frequently appears as concerto soloist with these orchestras. Ms. Kiesewetter also is an avid chamber musician and was the first violinist of the Colorado Quartet, garnering prizes at the Evian and Coleman competitions. She was also a member of the Leonardo Trio for 14 years, making a number of recordings and touring the U.S. and Europe. She has been a member of the Perspectives Ensemble, Columbia Sinfonietta and numerous others, and for many years toured internationally and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Her chamber music performances have taken her to the Festival Inverno in Brazil, the Aldeburgh Festival in England, and many others. She is on the faculty of Bard College Conservatory.