Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Stephanie Griffin

Stephanie Griffin, viola, from Canada, a leading interpreter of contemporary music, has performed internationally, premiering new works both as a soloist and with such ensembles as Parnassus, Continuum, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the SK Band, Gamelan Son of Lion, and Ensemble Noamnesia. Important solo engagements include Alfred Schnittke’s Viola Concerto at Lincoln Center, the Walton Viola Concerto in England, Art Summit in Jakarta, and recitals in New York, Jakarta, and Chicago. With Indonesian composer Tony Prabowo, she has collaborated on two operas, a film score, and pieces for viola and tape and multi-tracked violas; she has performed as a member of his New Jakarta Ensemble in Jakarta, Bali, New York, and Seattle, and at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Winner of the 1996 Juilliard Concerto Competition, Stefanie has recorded for Siam Records, Koch International, Arte Nova, and Harmolodic, and is the founder and artistic director of New Music on North Sixth at Galapagos in Williamsburg.

Musica Bella concerts: January 17, 2004; January 18, 2004

This bio last updated December 22, 2003