Though originally from quaint Cape Girardeau, MO Liesl’s career has taken her well beyond the banks of the Mississippi River. Hailed for her “magnetic presence” she has performed across North America and Europe, appearing at major venues including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall, The Musikverein, The Kravis Center, The Kennedy Center and performs actively as a soloist having worked with several orchestras in the United States. As a crossover artist, she released three commercial fiddle albums, and has appeared as a guest at the legendary Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2009, Ms. Schoenberger has been featured as a soloist in composer/pianist Eric Genuis’ national tours. In 2012, Liesl became a “CRIER” in Boston’s own chairless and conductorless chamber orchestra, A Far Cry [GRAMMY nominated] and has enjoyed touring, recording and collaborating with all 15 of her co-artistic directors in the collective. Her favorite “crier” in the orchestra is her husband, bassist Karl Doty, with whom she performs regularly as part of their classical and crossover duo, “The Dotys”. Liesl earned her Bachelor and Master of Music from Indiana University under the instruction of Mimi Zweig and Mauricio Fuks and an Artist Diploma from Yale University as a student of Ani Kavafian. She is on faculty as Assistant Professor of Violin at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Liesl plays a 1919 Carl Becker violin.
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