Erin Keefe, violin, joined the MacPhail string faculty in the fall of 2012. She has a reputation as a compelling artist who combines exhilarating temperament and integrity. Erin became concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra in September 2011. Among the leading chamber musicians of her generation, she joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as an artist during the 2010-2011 season; previously, from 2006 to 2009, she had been a member of the Chamber Music Society Two program.
Erin has been featured on Live from Lincoln Center three times with the Society, performing works by Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach and Corelli. She has also performed regularly with both the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society and Boston Chamber Music Society. The many major awards she has won include the 2006 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
A native of Northampton, Mass., Erin earned a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. Her teachers included Ronald Copes, Ida Kava, Arnold Steinhardt, Philip Setzer, Philipp Naegele, Brian Lewis and Teri Einfeldt.