Lisa Gutkin

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Grammy award winning fiddler/composer/singer/songwriter LISA GUTKIN's varied musical palette has led to collaborations with a wide array of artists in the United States and Europe, the founding of the 'Downtown Celtic' group, Whirligig, to joining world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world, The Klezmatics, and to a fellowship at the MacDowell Artist Colony.

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Grammy award winning fiddler/composer/singer/songwriter LISA GUTKIN's varied musical palette has led to collaborations with a wide array of artists in the United States and Europe, the founding of the 'Downtown Celtic' group, Whirligig, to joining world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world, The Klezmatics, and to a fellowship at the MacDowell Artist Colony.

Lisa began writing fiddle tunes in her late teens, then larger instrumental pieces, and most recently songs with lyrics. Her composing credits include a full symphonic rendition, orchestrated by John Marino, of her piece "Waiting Still," performed by The Klezmatics with several orchestras, music for Dragon Productions' Seeing Is Believing, with Dutch choreographer Maggie Boogaart, Mabou Mines' Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting, and several episodes of the final season of HBO's Sex & The City.

Perhaps the most highly acclaimed composition of Lisa's career is Gonna Get Through This World, her first published song, written in 2003 to Woody Guthrie's lyrics. It is being covered by several singer/songwriters, used by dance companies, arranged for chorus, and appeared on the album: Wonder Wheel with lyrics by Woody Guthrie, which won the 2006 Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary World Music Album of the Year."

Respected as well for her teaching abilities, Lisa leads fiddle styles workshops at folk festivals, as well as master classes and artist residencies for universities and folk organizations, teaches in New York, and via skype, and many of her private students are or have gone on to become professional musicians.

Lisa currently tours with the Klezmatics and as a soloist, and occasionally plays bluegrass with The Demolition String Band in their Ola Belle Reed project, old-time American music with Steve Arkin and the QuasiModal Stringband, 1920's jazz with David Zimbalist's Speakeasy String Quartet, Irish and original tunes and songs with Pamela Wyn Shannon, and acoustic Klezmer music with Pete Rushefsky and Remy Yulzari, and is soon to release an instructional DVD on Homespun Tapes entitled: Play Klezmer Fiddle! by Lisa Gutkin.

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