Marina Kifferstein

Violinist Marina Kifferstein is a performer, educator, and experimenter living in New York City. She is a full time member of TAK, the Nouveau Classical Project, and the Rhythm Method, and has performed with a wide range of ensembles and organizations in the US and internationally. 

Outside the realm of performance, she writes for a number of online music criticism outlets including Q2 Music and I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, and curates a concert series called Vox Hebraica. Marina holds a Masters degree in contemporary performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was the recipient of a full scholarship in the studios of Curtis Macomber and Laurie Smukler. She received a BM in Violin Performance and a BA in English with a Creative Writing Concentration from Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she was a student of Milan Vitek.

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Marina Kifferstein appears in the following:

Capturing the Energy of Improvisation in Thomas Rosenkranz's 'Toward the Curve'

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thomas Rosenkranz gathers seven composers' pieces for solo piano with electronics, interspersed with improvised piano “Interludes” of his own.


Paola Prestini's Rhapsodic Installation Concertos for Strings and Electronics

Monday, May 11, 2015

Paola Prestini’s newest video album, "Labyrinth," is composed of two half-hour long solo works for strings and electronics, for cellist Maya Beiser and violinist Cornelius Dufallo.


Ukraine's Valentin Silvestrov Unleashes One's Inner Synesthete in 'Spectrums'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, now pushing 80 years old, has led a long and prolific career traversing a wide range of musical styles. This new album focuses on his early works.


Dedicated Proponent of Music for Cello Goes All New in 'Crossings'

Monday, February 02, 2015

"Crossings: New Music for Cello," Kate Dillingham’s fourth album, features a line-up of new music for both solo cello and cello/piano duo. Stream the entire album all this week.

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Paola Prestini Charts Global Styles in 'Oceanic Verses'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Paola Prestini’s style weaves folk melodies and field samples with choral sections reminiscent of some forgotten Renaissance Mass. Stream her album "Oceanic Verses" all this week.

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Klezmer, Tango and Arabic Sounds Swirl in 'Dreams and Prayers'

Monday, September 29, 2014

It’s always a treat to listen to clarinetist David Krakauer do his thing, but he seems especially in his element in “Dreams and Prayers,” the newest album from Boston-based A Far Cry. 

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