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 positions in the Binghamton Philharmonic and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Also a dedicated teacher, she is on the faculty of Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art. She is also a producer and performer for The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra which supports NYC-based civil rights and community organizations through concerts and presentations.

Originally from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, she enjoys returning to idyllic Berkshire County often to teach and perform. She performs regularly at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Williamstown and has played recitals at Bard at Simon’s Rock and The First Congregational Church in Stockbridge and teaches at Williamstown Orchestra Workshop.