Barbara Wolfe

Viola, 2018

Barbara is a baroque and modern violist currently based in Nashville, TN. She earned a Master of Music in Historical Performance on Baroque Viola at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music studying with Stanley Ritchie and was a frequent performer in the Bloomington Bach Cantata Series. Her first introduction to Historical Performance practice was at Case Western Reserve University in the Baroque orchestra under the direction of Julie Andrjeski. She has also spent time studying at the Tafelmusik Summer Institute in Toronto and Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Encouraged by her parents to learn an instrument, Barbara Wolfe chose the viola and felt at home with the viola’s role as the middle voice. At the age of ten, she was performing Irish duets with her sister, frequently playing at retirement homes. She continued performing in the community through the Cleveland Institute of Music Community Outreach and Indiana Universities Classical Connections. As a soloist, Barbara has performed with the New Sussex Symphony and the Sussex County Youth Orchestra. She enjoys teaching and has study violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and received Suzuki certification in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Jeffrey Irvine and attended the pre-college program at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Karen Ritscher. In Fall 2015, she studied in Linz, Austria at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversiät. She has spent summers at the Heifetz Institute in Virginia, the Casals Festival in France, and Badleonfeldon Masterclasses in Austria among others. Pursuing her love of bringing chamber music into the community she founded a chamber music series in 2015 in her hometown in New Jersey, and in May 2018, she was part of the founding of a chamber music course in Bolzano, Italy.

Evan Snyder – Theme Song For Dan Carty
for violin, viola, cello, piano

Dale Osterman – Digital Natives
for string octet

Rebecca Larkin – In The Still, Star-Lit Night
for soprano, violin, viola, cello, double bass