Greensboro native and EMF alumna, Courtney Elise LeBauer began studying the violin at the age of six. While still in high school, she was asked to join the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, becoming the youngest musician ever to have joined its ranks. As a young student at the Eastern Music Festival, in Greensboro, North Carolina, she played in classes for such artists as Gerard Poulet and Joseph Gingold, and in 2000 was invited to join the festival´s faculty as teacher, chamber musician, member of the Eastern Festival Orchestra. Dr. LeBauer earned her Bachelor of Music summa cum laude at Rice University, studying with Kathleen Winkler. She earned her Master of Music with highest honors at the University of Michigan while studying with Paul Kantor, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Cleveland Institute of Music with William Preucil. As a winner of the Fulbright Scholarship, she studied with Ida Bieler at Düsseldorf´s Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule. After completing a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Arizona State University, she returned to Germany in 2004 and shortly thereafter was able to join the faculty of Düsseldorf´s Clara-Schumann-Musikschule. Dr. LeBauer has performed and taught with Julia Fischer in Vitznau, Switzerland as a part of her Musikferien for young talent, and throughout Germany representing the Zentralrat der Juden, as a member of the yiddish-caberet style Borofsky-Trio. She continues to perform in the USA, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, and most recently for her performance in the Düsseldorf Tonhalle, she was praised by the Rheinisch Post for "...her stirring performance..which was the triumph of the evening".
Courtney Elise LeBauer
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