Chloé Kiffer

Assistant Professor of Violin

Department(s)

Orchestral Studies, Instrumental Studies, Strings, New

Contact Information

Office Location: 
Music Building
Office #: 
342

Violinist Chloé Kiffer, native of France, has received enthusiastic praise by The New York Times for her “pure and beautiful tone” and The Greenwich Sentinel for being “...a star in every sense: performance, exquisite technique and beauty”. Kiffer feels as comfortable performing solo on the international stage as she does in intimate chamber settings.

Performing solo and orchestra engagements across Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia, Kiffer has appeared at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Hall, Tel Aviv Opera, and Beijing National Center. 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, Timothy Eddy, the Emerson String Quartet and pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine.

Dr. Kiffer is assistant professor of violin at the University of North Texas and is on the violin and viola faculty at the FaceArts Institute of Music in Shanghai. Her students have received high praise for their performances and won prizes at national and international competitions.

Kiffer is a sought-after guest teacher and faculty member for conservatories and festivals around the world—Heifetz International Music Institute, Miami Music Festival, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Chamber Music International in Texas, MusicFest Perugia and MusicAlps (France).

Kiffer is a laureate of the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation. She graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and earned postgraduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music under Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. Kiffer received her doctor of musical arts degree from Stony Brook University. In 2019, she released Ravel Violin Sonatas on the Steinway & Sons label with pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine.

Chloé Kiffer performs on a Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin (Brooklyn, N.Y., 2015).