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ERIN KEEFE: New Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster

After a two-year search, the Minnesota Orchestra announced today that American violinist Erin Keefe will be the orchestra’s new concertmaster.

Keefe was born in Massachussettes in 1980, studied at Curtis and Juilliard, and is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

She begins officially as concertmaster right away, at the Orchestra’s season opening concerts September 29 to October 1. Her September 30 concert will be broadcast live on Classical MPR. Meanwhile, here’s Erin talking about her life as a musician, and playing a gorgeous Sibelius Romance: