Annaliesa Place - Lead Faculty, Violin
Annaliesa is a passionate performer and educator. She performs across the United States, Europe, and Asia and with ECCO, Classnotes, Alarm Will Sound, ACJW, Absolute Ensemble and Metropolis Ensemble. She is the Director of Strings at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey where she founded StringJam, a conductor less string orchestra. Ms. Place received a B.M. from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a M.M. from The Juilliard School. Her principal teachers have included Vasile Beluska, David Russell, David Updegraff, Victor Danchencko, and Robert Mann. Annaliesa has also performed and recorded with Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Michael Bublé and Paul McCartney, among others and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Today Show, and David Letterman.