Vita Wallace


Vita Wallace is known as a powerful, sensitive, and versatile musician. She is a sought-after baroque violinist: a member of ARTEK and Philomel, founding member of the Gotham City Baroque Orchestra, and guest artist with Parthenia, Concert Royal, the Dryden Ensemble, Festival Scarlatti in Sicily, and numerous other baroque ensembles and festivals. She has performed and recorded extensively as violinist of the Orfeo Duo, with which she also teaches improvisation and plays the piano in four-hand repertoire. The Duo’s latest CD, described as “daring and fresh” by the National Post, features the complete Schumann sonatas on period instruments, on the unedited Unacorda label. Their other recordings have been described as “impassioned and deeply involving…strangely moving” (American Record Guide), “excellent” (BBC Music Magazine) and “magnificent” (Classics Today).Ms. Wallace is also a member of the medieval ensemble Sendebar, in which she plays vielle and percussion. Her teachers included Louis Krasner, Julius Levine, Lorand Fenyves, and Nancy Wilson. She graduated from the Mannes College of Music with the Felix Salzer Award, and performs on a copy of an Amati made by Samuel Zygmuntowicz in 1991.

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