Erin Keefe


Erin Keefe Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

American violinist Erin Keefe is currently the concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant as well as numerous international competitions, she has appeared as soloist in recent seasons with the Minnesota Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, and the Gottingen Symphony. She has given recitals throughout the United States, Austria, Italy, Germany, Korea, Poland, Finland, Japan, and Denmark. She has been performing with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2005 and has been featured with them on Live from Lincoln Center three times. She has collaborated with artists such as the Emerson String Quartet, Edgar Meyer, Gary Hoffman, David Finckel, Wu Han, Richard Goode, Menahem Pressler, Gary Graffman, and Leon Fleisher. She has recorded for Naxos, the CMS Studio Recordings label, BIS, and Deutsche Grammophon. She has made appearances at Music@Menlo, the Marlboro Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, Music in the Vineyards, and the Bridgehampton, Seattle, OK Mozart, La Jolla Summerfest, and Bravo! Vail Valley festivals. As a guest concertmaster, she has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Keefe earned a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. Her teachers included Ronald Copes, Ida Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt, and Philip Setzer.