Aleeza Wadler, violin
Violinist ALEEZA WADLER began her studies in New York and by the age of sixteen, gave her debut with the Brooklyn Philharmonic performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor. She is an active chamber musician and has participated in music festivals around the world including the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, Kent Blossom and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. Dr. Wadler has performed with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, ALEA III in Boston and the International Symphony Orchetsra in Israel. She has served as concertmaster of the Boston University Orchestra and as assistant concertmaster of the Aspen Sinfonia Orchestra and the Jerusalem Rubin Academy Chamber Orchestra.
Dr. Wadler was the recipient of both Duke University's Benenson Award in the Arts given to the top undergraduate in an Art field. She used the award to attend the Aspen Music Festival. She was also the recipient of the Vivian E. Smith Music Award to attend Boston University. She holds a Bachelor degree from the Indiana University School of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg. She completed her thesis, "Strings in the Shadows: A Portrait of Three Violinists in the Terezin Concentration Camp" as part of receiving a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University.
Dr. Wadler has presented papers at the College Music Society's National Conference, regional chapter meetings and international conferences focused on Music and the Holocaust. Her articles and recordings can be found on ORT's Music of the Holocaust website. Past teaching appointments include faculty positions at the United Nations International School, the Elisabeth Morrow School and the Saint Davids School. Dr. Wadler resides on the Upper West Side with her husband and children.
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