Violinist and composer Marina Kifferstein enjoys an international and multifaceted career, with a focus on contemporary chamber music performance. She is a founding and current member of TAK Ensemble and The Rhythm Method string quartet, and performs regularly as a guest artist with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Wet Ink, Talea, and the Ensemble of Lucerne Festival Alumni. She is on violin faculty at the United Nations International School and the Composers Conference summer festival, and has conducted residencies, workshops, masterclasses, and guest lectures at dozens of universities across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She holds a BA and a BM from Oberlin, an MM in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently pursuing a DMA from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Composer Lawrence Dillon creates music that embraces our moment with a deep connection to the past and an open-minded curiosity about the future. Despite losing 50% of his hearing in early childhood, Dillon began composing as soon as he started piano lessons at the age of seven. In 1985, he became the youngest composer to earn a doctorate at The Juilliard School, and was immediately appointed to the Juilliard faculty. He is now Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is a two-time winner of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship, the highest honor accorded to artists in the state.
Solitude - Lawrence Dillon
*Recorded at home in Brooklyn, NY, May 2020
Marina Kifferstein, violin
Mastered by Robert Scott Thompson.
Property of Shelter Recording Project, American Composers Alliance