The French violinist will begin her role for the new academic year in the autumn

Chloe Kiffer cr Jiyang Chen

Chloé Kiffer © Jiyang Chen

Chloé Kiffer will join the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music faculty as assistant professor of violin. She currently teaches at the Manhattan School of Music’s violin and viola faculty precollege division, where she will continue to teach alongside her new role in Texas. 

’UNT has an impressive programme with high-calibre faculty and students. Looking forward to teaching and performing in the Denton/Dallas area!’ Kiffer wrote on social media.

Originally from France, Kiffer has performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Hall, Tel Aviv Opera, and Beijing National Centre. In October 2015, Kiffer made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in Stern Auditorium. Kiffer has collaborated alongside Philippe Muller, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Steve Doane, Timothy Eddy, Pavel Vernikov and the Emerson Quartet. 

In addition to her teaching work at Manhattan School of Music, Kiffer has given masterclasses worldwide, including at the Miami Music Festival, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Chamber Music International in Texas, and MusicAlps in France.

Kiffer is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and earned postgraduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music under Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. She also received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University and is a laureate of the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation.

In 2019, she released an album of the Ravel Violin Sonatas on the Steinway & Sons label with pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. She performs on a 2015 Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin.