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Judith Eissenberg

Violin; Chamber Music Faculty

Judith Eissenberg earned her M.M. from Yale University. She is the second violinist and a founding member of The Lydian String Quartet, which has been in residence at Brandeis University since 1980. With the quartet, Eissenberg has won several international prizes, including the Naumburg Award for Excellence in Chamber Music, and she has toured extensively in the U.S. and abroad. A performer on both modern and period instruments, Eissenberg is also a member of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and has appeared with other performing organizations in Boston, including the Boston Chamber Music Society, The Boston Conservatory Chamber Players, Emmanuel Music, Boston Pops and Boston Baroque. She is a founding member and assistant director of Music From Salem, a chamber music festival in upstate New York founded in 1987.

At Brandeis, Eissenberg created and currently teaches the chamber music course Performance and Analysis from the Players' Perspective, a course integrating structural analysis with traditional chamber music coaching. She also created and instructs an advanced course for performers, Surfing the New Wave: Survival Techniques in Contemporary Chamber Music Performance.

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