Monica Bauchwitz  Faculty

Hailed as an "excellent violinist" by the Washington Post, Monica Bauchwitz 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, she has held positions with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Esbjerg Ensemble-the national Danish chamber ensemble. She has toured widely 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 has performed as soloist with orchestras in Scandinavia, Central Europe, and the New York region and has recorded chamber music under the Philips label. As a former member of the critically acclaimed Contrasts Quartet, she has received the Chamber Music America Residency grant, as well as performed in numerous world premieres and recordings of works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Ned Rorem, and Derek Bermel. 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 co-concertmaster and Artistic Director of the conductor-less String Orchestra of New York City- SONYC, which just released its first CD (First Takes on the Albany label). This dynamic 20-member ensemble wins over audiences with its energetic,impassioned style; Pulitzer Prize winning composer Paul Moravec calls it "a composer¹s dream".