Strings – Erin Burkholder

Erin Burkholder grew up in the mountains of British Columbia, where she began learning violin from her grandmother at 3 years old. She attended McGill University for her Bachelor of Music in Performance, under Denise Lupien and Axel Strauss. Along with her colleagues, the Vitus Quartet, she was a first-prize winner of the 2013 McGill Chamber Competition, and won a residency at the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Burkholder received a Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory under Paul Biss. While in Boston she freelanced and participated in outreach programs with her quartet, the Mazarine String Quartet, and played regularly with the Boston Philharmonic along with other orchestras and chamber ensembles in the Boston area. She spent two summers as a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center where she served as concertmaster and assistant concertmaster. She is currently a tenured member of the 2nd violin section of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.