Twenty-three-year-old violist Barbara Wolfe, from Branchville, New Jersey, completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Jeffrey Irvine. An award-winning performer, Ms. Wolfe previously attended Manhattan School of Music Pre-college, where she studied with Karen Ritscher. Ms. Wolfe spent the semester of fall 2015 studying in Linz, Austria, and in the past has attended summer festivals in Europe, participating in the Pablo Casals festival in France and masterclasses in Bad Leonfelden, Austria. She has also attended Heifetz International Music Festival, Texas Music Festival with a fellowship, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Litomysl Masterclass in the Czech Republic, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the North American Viola Institute at Orford, the International Viola Congress, and the ASTA National High School Honors Orchestra. As a soloist, Ms. Wolfe has performed concerti with the Sussex County Youth Orchestra and the New Sussex Symphony.
           She recently finished her Master’s degree in Historical Performance at Indiana University on Baroque viola. She enjoys singing and received a voice minor along with her Bachelor’s degree. Ms. Wolfe also enjoys teaching and sharing music with new audiences. Perceiving a lack chamber music in her hometown, she started an annual chamber music series, that incorporates a variety of styles and genres appealing to both classical music aficionados and those hearing the genre for the first time.