Praised as "stunning" (The Brooklyn Rail) and "fearless" (The Boston Globe, with TAK ensemble), Marina Kifferstein is a violinist, composer, and educator. She is a founding member of The Rhythm Method string quartet and TAK ensemble, and has appeared as guest artist with ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, and the Wet Ink Ensemble. She has premiered hundreds of new works and collaborated closely with composers across the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, and Iceland. Her recent album with TAK, "Ecstatic Music: TAK ensemble plays Taylor Brook," was listed in The Boston Globe's "Top 10 Classical Albums" of 2016. She is a frequent guest artist at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, where she worked directly with Pierre Boulez, and was Concert Master and soloist in the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. She is on violin faculty at the Washington Heights Community Conservatory, the United Nations International School, and the Composers Conference at Wellesley College. This season includes university residencies at Columbia, Williams, Bowling Green, Tulane, and the University of New Orleans, and the premiere of her new string quartet for The Rhythm Method.