String Faculty: Christiane Pors

String Faculty: Christiane Pors

Christiane PorsChristiane Pors, violinist, 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. As a freelancer, 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 appeared as a guest on Robert Sherman’s The Listening Room on WQXR.

As an educator, Ms. Pors 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 for seventeen years, where she developed the Suzuki Violin Program and taught Chamber Music. 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 private students and Violin-Viola Pedagogy at the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and the Performing Arts Professions’ String Studies Program.