Monica Bauchwitz

Monica B.

New York, NY

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Monica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
1994

Monica B., hailed as an “excellent violinist” by the Washington Post, performs extensively in chamber music, orchestral and solo settings. Monica has studied and worked both in the United States and Europe. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Conservatoire de Geneve, she has held positions with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Esbjerg Ensemble-the national chamber ensemble in Denmark. She is presently coaching and performing at Siena Summer Music in Siena, Italy, and has performed as soloist with orchestras in Scandinavia, Central Europe, and the New York region. Her recordings are under the Philips and Albany labels.
Monica is the founder of the Manhattan chamber music series “Concerts in the Heights”. This series brings together world-class musicians for performances and educational projects. She is also a founder and Artistic Director of the conductor-less String Orchestra of New York City- SONYC.

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Experience

Faculty
Jul 2008 - Present
Siena Summer Music

Coach chamber music (high school and college level)

Artistic Director
Aug 2000 - Present
Concerts in the Heights

Curating and performing for classical chamber music series

Artistic Director/Concertmaster
May 1998 - Present
String Orchestra of New York City

Concertmaster for nationally touring and recording, condcutorless string orchestra

String Coordinator
Aug 2007 - May 2014
Hunter Elementary

String class

Violin Faculty
Aug 1996 - Jun 2001
French-American Conservatory

Violin studio teaching

Violin Instructor
Jan 1994 - May 1996
West-Denmark Conservatory

Violin studio teaching/chamber music coaching

Violin Instructor
Jan 1992 - Jan 1994
Conservatory of Geneva Prepatory Division

Private and Class Violin instruction

Education

Master of Music
Aug 1996 - Jun 1997
Purchase College
Perfectionnement
Aug 1988 - May 1992
Conservatory of Geneva, Switzerland
Advanced Violin studies
Aug 1987 - Jun 1988
Yale School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1983 - May 1987
Eastman School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

At Siena Summer Music with my daughter

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Photo by Monica B.

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Outreach concert for 1st graders with Concerts in the Heights

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With String Orchestra of New York City

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Live world premiere performance of "After Death" - a piece written for me by Karl Kramer to text of Christina Rossetti
Video from live performance of Aaron Copland: "Nocturne"

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Kate Jan 11, 2018
Violin · In studio

Monica has been an amazing, talented and patient teacher with my 5 year-old daughter. My daughter has excelled in only 5 classes thanks to Monica's attention to detail, technique, and orchestral etiquette. Monica has given my daughter the correct foundation to become a violinist one day. It is so important with a beginner student to learn the correct techniques early to avoid forming bad habits that prevent proper playing of the instrument. Monica has taught Clark the basics from how to properly hold the violin, stand and most importantly; how to properly play the violin. I highly recommend Monica for any level of violin player as she clearly loves the instrument, has a very pleasant demeanor and is distinguishably accomplished in her own right.

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