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Lily Honigberg


American Folk

Violinist and fiddler Lily Honigberg was born in Washington DC. Her father, Steven Honigberg, is a cellist in the National Symphony, and her mother, Jessica Honigberg, is a local piano teacher and director of baroque music series "28 Chairs" in the greater DC area. Lily began playing the violin at age 4 and took weekly lessons in DC until moving to Northern Michigan in 2010 to study violin as a full time student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Lily was fortunate to tour the United States with the National Youth Orchestra in 2014, performing in Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, and many halls in between with Gil Shaham as soloist. Lily was always drawn to fiddle music and began learning traditional tunes by ear through the Suzuki method and recordings of music from Ireland and Scotland.Upon graduating high school in 2014, Lily enrolled at the New England Conservatory in Boston as a student of Lucy Chapman and Nicholas Kitchen in the classical department. She graduated from NEC with a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Violin Performance in May 2018. She most recently completed her Master’s degree at NEC in Contemporary Improvisation, studying with Hankus Netsky, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Liz Knowles, Ran Blake, Lautaro Mantilla, Carla Kihlstedt and Tanya Kalmanovitch. She has been a part of ensembles at NEC including American Roots, the Persian Ensemble, the Contemporary Improvisation Chamber Ensemble, the Bluegrass Ensemble, the Film Noir Ensemble, Irish Ensemble, and John Zorn’s improvised game piece, Cobra.

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