Kimberly Durflinger



Violinist Kimberly Durflinger is a student at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Canada where she is working towards the completion of a Master's Degree in Violin Performance. In 2016, she graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York with a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance and a minor in French from the University of Rochester. She is currently under the tutelage of Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and has previously studied with Mikhail Kopelman, Lynn Blakeslee, Jing Yan, Felix Olschovka, and Olga Reztsova.

During her time at Eastman, Kimberly has partaken in various opportunities such as masterclasses with the Juilliard String Quartet and Arditti String Quartet. She also enjoyed involvement with extracurricular activities such as the Ossia New Music Ensemble, the Empire Film Music Ensemble, performing works by student composers at Eastman, and performing in Eastman jazz concerts in order to expand her musical palette. In addition, Kimberly has attended various summer festivals including the Orford Academie de Musique, in Montreal, Canada, the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, and the PRISMA International Music Festival in B.C. Canada, where in 2013 she won 3rd prize in the concerto competition. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing Argentine Tango.