About me

Alicia Enstrom toured the world for nearly ten years as the solo violinist/electric violinist for two Cirque du Soleil’s shows (Quidam – an arena touring show and Wintuk – at NYC’s Wamu Theatre – Madison Square Garden). She was also the lead violinist/fiddler, vocalist, pianist, and dancer with the International Violin Show, Barrage.

And then they simply dazzled with their musicianship. Particularly impressive was Alicia Enstrom of Topeka, KS., who played one piece so fast, and made it look so easy, that you wouldn’t think she would be able to recover and play again (of course, she did). – TIMES RECORD NEWS

In addition, she was invited on fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center and served as concertmaster and soloist in Anton Webern’s orchestral adaptation of the “Ricerare” movement of Bach’s Musical Offering. It was to be conducted by James Levine – Conductor of NYC Metropolitan Opera and previously Boston Symphony. Due to his illness, the orchestra was conducted and coached by Cristian Macelaru – WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln Chief Conductor and Michael Tilson Thomas – Music Director San Francisco Symphony. Similarly, she was appointed concertmaster/conductor for the conductorless string orchestra performance of Dvorak’s String Serenade coached by Joel Smirnoff and performed in chamber groups coached by Joseph Silverstein, Andrew Jennings, and Joel Krosnick

The conductor drew from each soloist splendid expressions of their small and large commitments. Meaning was made of every note. Most distinguished … the limpid violin of Alicia Enstrom. – THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

Alicia was also invited to Brevard Music Center and served as concertmaster and soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella under Keith Lockhart – Conductor, Boston Pops.

In 2015, Alicia released her first album, The Monster Speaks. She then released five remixed singles from A monstEr ROARS music collection, collaborating with visual artists from around the globe. She performs this material solo via looping pedals, and sometimes on a hoop.

Alicia released an instrumental EP titled A monstEr via Tone Tree Music in early 2019 and is currently in the process of releasing her latest EP, A Monstrosity. She is also putting the finishing touches on her Concerto for Violin, Electronics, and Orchestra of which the first movement was premiered June 2018 with the Nashville Concerto Orchestra.

In September 2018, Alicia was the Winner of The Ear Classical Composition Competition in New York City.

 

Alicia’s compositions have been used on an ESPN YouTube Series, for The Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia and for Artfare, in New York. Her playing has been featured by Primary Music Color, for companies such as NYC Ballet, Coca Cola Japan, Mitsubishi Motors Japan, The Kansas Lottery, and SMBC Bank.

She is also one half of the electronic band Are We Sane with Nick Spezia.

In Nashville, Alicia is privileged to play with the Nashville String Machine, Nashville Music Scoring, and Nashville Recording Orchestra’s for commercial recordings for artists and projects such as Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Call of Duty, and Spiderman, etc. In addition, she plays with the Nashville Symphony, performs with Intersection and Chatterbird New Music Ensembles, the Chris Walters Jazz Quintet, and in 2018, served as Artistic Director of Alias Chamber Ensemble.

In addition, she scored the poems and poets of NPR’s Versify Podcast for their 2017 Podcast Party and is creator of Dear F Holes, an art and musical exploration.

Alicia, a magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt, is originally from Kansas.