Violinist Liza Zurlinden, originally from San Francisco, enjoys a career rich with chamber music, orchestral playing, and teaching. Based in Boston, Liza is a member of the chamber orchestra A Far Cry in Boston, the Iris Orchestra, directed by Michael Stern, in Memphis, and is thrilled to be officially joining the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco! She also plays regularly with Boston Modern Orchestra Project in Boston, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, in New York.
Liza has performed with such respected chamber musicians as Bonnie Hampton, Robert Mann, Nick Eanet and James Dunham. She has performed several concerts at the Monadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire since 2008, and is playing with American Century Music in Boston this summer. Liza collaborated with the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company of New York in the 2009-2010 season, as a member of the Mosaic String Quartet.
In addition to performing, Liza enjoys working with young people, and has coached chamber music and orchestra sectionals for members of the Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra, the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Dept. and the New York Youth Symphony. She also teaches private lessons through the public school system in Wellesley, MA.
Liza holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music degree from Rice University and an Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase. Her primary teachers have included Paul Kantor, Kathleen Winkler and Laurie Smukler.