Bio : Artists
Courtney LeBauer : Violin I
Courtney LeBauer is a Greensboro native and EMF alumna who 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 play in the orchestra. Dr. LeBauer earned her B.M. summa cum laude at Rice University, studying with Kathleen Winker. She earned her M.M. with highest honors at the University of Michigan while studying with Paul Kantor and her D.M.A. at The Cleveland Institute of Music with William Preucil. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied with Ida Bieler in Düsseldorf, Germany. After completing a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Arizona State University, she returned to Germany in 2004, where she was invited to join the faculty of Düsseldorf's Städtische Clara-Schumann Musikschule. In addition to teaching, Dr. LeBauer performs as chamber musician, recitalist, and with orchestras in Düsseldorf, Essen, and Cologne. Since 2007, with the support of and representing the Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland, she has performed throughout Germany as a member of the Yiddish-cabaret style Borofsky Trio, playing programs presenting a mix of Broadway, Hebrew liturgical, Yiddish theater, and Klezmer music. This is her thirteenth year with EMF.
Courtney LeBauer is on leave in 2013