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Esther Noh

Esther Noh

Violinist Esther Noh has garnered acclaim for her achievements as a classical and alternative music performer. She won the Audience Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark, first prize in the Julius Stulberg International String Competition, and second prize in the Ima Hogg International Concerto Competition. She has soloed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and the Danish National Philharmonic.

As a chamber musician, she won first prize in the junior division of the 1994 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and has participated in residencies in Banff, Canada, and the Smithsonian Museum and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has toured throughout the country with the Fireworks New Music Ensemble and the Meredith Monk Ensemble, and has performed in New York City with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Wordless Music, and Either/Or at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, and Miller Theater.

 

Ms. Noh is also an active champion of improvised and alternative music. She has collaborated with John Zorn, Mark O' Connor, and Bang on a Can, and has presented avant-garde music at Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and the Cutting Room. She plays and records with singer/songwriters and is a member of the indie rock band Sterling Peirce.

Ms. Noh received degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Michigan School of Music. She holds a doctorate with honors from SUNY Stony Brook and is a member of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. She was the visiting professor of violin at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony from January 2004-May 2005.

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