Nora Krohn

About: Nora Krohn

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  • Role : Strings
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  • Specialist in : Viola and Saturday Music Project Faculty (Viola)

Why do you teach? I love teaching because it's an enriching challenge to connect deeply to someone else's experience and create a kind of communication that goes beyond words. I connect with the student not only as a teacher, but as an audience for their musical ideas. And in turn the student is not only learning from me, they are also teaching me about how to see the world from their point of view.

Teaching Biography: Nora has taught violin and viola at Turtle Bay's Saturday Music Project and Sunnyside String School, and also maintain a private studio in Queens. Her teaching approach is informed by the Alexander Technique and the Art of Practicing, a holistic method of musicianship combining efficient body mechanics and mindfulness.

Performance Biography: Nora is grateful to be active as an orchestral player, chamber musician, recording artist, and recitalist. Her orchestral work has taken her to four continents and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center, and the Teatro Colón. She is Principal of the Bridgeport Symphony, Assistant Principal of the Ridgefield Symphony, section violist in the Greenwich Symphony. She can also be spotted in several episodes of Amazon's web series "Mozart in the Jungle!”

She has appeared in recital at Christ Church Cathedral in Montréal, St. George's Cathderal in Kingston, Ontario, the Sunnyside Community Concert Series, the Midday Music Series at St. Paul's on the Green, the St. John's Noontime Concert Series, the TBMS Artist Series, and the Project 142 Series.

After graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Music and Spanish Literature and received the Buxtehude and Muriel Hassenfeld Mann Premiums in Music, she received a MM in Viola Performance from SUNY Purchase College, where she studied with Ira Weller.