Annaliesa Place

Annaliesa Place, violin, is a passionate performer and educator.  She performs across the United States and abroad with ECCO, Classnotes, Alarm Will Sound, ACJW, Absolute Ensemble and Metropolis Ensemble.  She is featured on recordings with Absolute Ensemble for Sony Classical, ECCO for EOne Records, and Sting’s album Symphonicities.  Annaliesa has also performed and recorded with Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Michael Bublé and Paul McCartney, among others. 

Ms. Place was featured in the Cleveland Orchestra’s first video conference with Alan Gilbert and was hailed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as ‘the epitome of poise and intelligence.’  She is the Director of Strings at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey where she founded StringJam, a conductor less string orchestra.  As a curriculum consultant and lead teacher for Juilliard’s Global K-12 Programs, Annaliesa teaches at Summer Arts with Juilliard in Geneva, Switzerland.  Along with her husband, cellist Diego Garcia, they formed Bowstruck and made their debut on top of Aspen Mountain in June 2014.  They will return this summer for performances at the festival, Music for Montauk. 

Ms. Place received a B.M. from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a M.M. from The Juilliard School.  Her principal teachers have included Vasile Beluska, David Russell, David Updegraff, Victor Danchencko, and Robert Mann.