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Marina Kifferstein

New York, NY      

MARINA KIFFERSTEIN is a violinist and composer based in NYC. Equally comfortable in major international venues and DIY spaces, she enjoys a diverse career that encompasses chamber music, orchestra, and solo performances. She is a founding member of TAK ensemble and The Rhythm Method string quartet, and is a regular guest with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Wet Ink, and Talea. She has performed at major festivals including the Lincoln Center Festival (NYC), the Sacrum Profanum festival (Krakow, Poland), the Musiquees Demesurees festival (Clermont-Ferrand, France), and the Time of Music Festival (Finland), and toured across much of Europe, Asia, and North America. A frequent guest artist at the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), she has performed with Lucerne-affiliated projects spanning traditional chamber music, experimental music-theater for young audiences, and concert master positions with the orchestra of Lucerne Festival Alumni under Sir Simon Rattle and the late Pierre Boulez. A dedicated performer of contemporary repertoire, Marina has collaborated closely with hundreds of composers ranging from emerging artists to established masters. She has conducted residencies at universities across the country and in Europe, including Columbia, Stanford, Bowling Green State University, and the Zürich Hochschule der Künste. Marina is currently a DMA candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center under the tutelage of Mark Steinberg. She holds an MM in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a BM in Violin from Oberlin Conservatory, and a BA in English from Oberlin College. She serves on the violin faculty of the United Nations International School and the Composers Conference. For more information and a list of upcoming concerts, visit www.marinakifferstein.com.

Berio, Corale

Live performance of Luciano Berio’s “Corale,” su Sequenza VIII
Marina Kifferstein, violin
Kyle Ritenauer, conductor
Tactus Ensemble

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An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities

The Rhythm Method performs An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities, by Marina Kifferstein
Live performance on the String Theories Festival March 29, 2018
Roulette in Brooklyn, NY
Marina Kifferstein and Leah Asher, violins
Wendy Richman, viola
Meaghan Burke, cello

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Erin Gee, Mouthpiece 28, with TAK Ensemble

Music video for Erin Gee, Mouthpiece 28, with TAK Ensemble. Directed and created collaboratively with TAK Ensemble.

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