Ina Litera, violist, is an active freelance and chamber musician performing with the Stamford Symphony, The American Symphony Orchestra, the School of American Ballet Orchestra, The Putnum Chorale, The Long Island Masterworks Orchestra and The Oratorio Society of Queens. She is violist of the award winning trio, Eight Strings and a Whistle. In 1998 Ina performed at the White House with saxophonist David Sanborn. Live radio performances include appearances on “Around New York” on WNYC, WBAI radio and “Live at Eleven” on Maine Public Radio. She has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Butch Morris, Vikki Sue Robinson, Chris Rael, Galt MacDermott and with the bands Church of Betty and Modern English. In 2009 she appeared as soloist for Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with the Downtown Symphony. In 2007, she premiered Douglas Anderson’s solo viola work “...mood, enough...” Before joining the faculty at Third Street, Ina taught at the Hoff Bartelson School in Westchestrer as well as the Turtle Bay Music School in Manhattan. She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. Ina holds a BM from the Manhattan School of Music and a MA from the City College of New York . She received her Suzuki Certification at the School for Strings, where she studied with Louise Behrend.
Bachelor of Music, Viola Performance, Master of Arts in Viola Performance, Suzuki Certification
Manhattan School of Music, The CIty College of New York (City University of NY), School for Strings
Jorge Corpus, Burton Kaplan, Lillian Fuchs, Mimi Dye
COMPETITIONS / SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS
Winner of Special Presentations Award, Artist International 2002
Tanglewood, GrandTetons, Arists in Residence at the Arcady Festival, Schoodic Arts for All