Biography

Emily Kalish, violinist, is committed to bringing audiences thoughtful, imaginative and emotionally honest interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as new works written by twenty-first century composers.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School in Connecticut, where she studied with Katie Lansdale, Emily moved to New York to pursue a Master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Burton Kaplan. Since graduating, she has made New York her home and has performed and taught throughout the tri-state area. She has played under the baton of conductors¬† Kurt Masur, JoAnn Faletta, Gerard Schwartz, and Robert Franz and currently holds a position in the Binghamton Philharmonic. Also a dedicated teacher, she is on the faculty of Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art.

Originally from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, she enjoys returning to idyllic Berkshire County often to perform. She has performed at least one recital every year at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Williamstown since the inception of its Summer Noontime Concert Series in 2004 and also has played recitals at Simon’s Rock College and The First Congregational Church in Stockbridge.

Emily plays violin with Deb Oh and the Cavaliers, who are “…quickly making a name for themselves in the NYC music scene with their richly layered arrangements and commanding vocals, drawing comparisons to acts such as Feist, London Grammar, and Daughter.” (Huffington Post) They have appeared at Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge, Brooklyn Bowl, and Rockwood Music Hall in New York, as well as Hard Rock Cafe in Boston.