Sherri Kloss


Former Pittsburgher, Sherry Kloss has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. She served as master-teaching assistant to Jascha Heifetz and has appeared as guest soloist with major United States and Australian symphony orchestras. Her London debut at Wigmore Hall earned her outstanding critical acclaim and resulted in a return engagement. She has performed in several outstanding concert halls including the Ambassador Auditorium Royce Hall, Constitution Hall, and the Sheldon. Miss Kloss has been on the faculties of the University of Adelaide, Australia and the University of Southern California. She has recently been appointed Professor of Violin and Sursa Distinguished Professor in Fine Arts at Ball State University in Indiana and has earned residency at The Eastman School of Music. Her "Music Institute for the Development of Personal Style" in memory of Jascha Heifetz will celebrate its seventh season on the campus of Southern Oregon University. She holds an Honorary Degree of Excellence from Italy's Academia Chigiana Musicale and serves as adjudicator for International Competitions. In 1998 Commissioner Michael Dawida issued a proclamation recognizing Sherry Kloss's achievements and status as a prominent Pittsburgh artist. Her recordings Forgotten Gems and Lost & Found Treasures of the Heifetz Legacy, have received international recognition as evidenced by her guest appearances on the NPR programs, "Weekend Edition", "Performance Today", and the WFMT Chicago "Studs Terkel Almanac", all of which showcased her work. She has given premiere performances of the works of American composers William Bolcom, Donald Freund, Lee Holdridge, Michael Schelle, and Alan Schmitz. Miss Kloss plays the Heifetz-Tononi violin willed to her by the late master Jascha Heifetz, and is co-founder of the Jascha Heifetz Society. Miss Kloss holds a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School.

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