String Faculty: Christiane Pors

String Faculty: Christiane Pors

Christiane Pors, a native of Hamburg, Germany, studied with Erick Friedman, a protégé of Jasha Heifetz, at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she received her BM and MM. As a Tanglewood fellow, she performed with conductors Seiji Ozawa, Klaus Tennstedt, and Leonard Bernstein. Ms. Pors has appeared in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts throughout the US. She gave the New York premiere of the Violin Sonata and Trio for Violin, Oboe, and Piano by John Donald Robb at Weill Recital Hall, and has appeared as a guest on Robert Sherman’s The Listening Room on WQXR. Currently, she regularly performs as first violinist with the New York Repertory Orchestra.

As an educator, she co-founded the Suzuki Violin Program at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and was the chairperson of the string department at the Third Street Music School Settlement, where she developed the Suzuki Prep Program and was a founding member of the Chamber Music Department. Her violin students have appeared in concert with Joshua Bell and Maxim Vengerov and have gone on to careers as soloists and chamber musicians as well as faculty members of major music schools.  Currently, Ms. Pors teaches at the Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance at the Kaufman Music Center, as well as NYU Steinhardt’s String Studies Program.