414 Baird Hall
MM, Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester
Shannon Leigh Reilly Steigerwald specializes in the study and performance of contemporary music in her career as a violinist. A dedicated collaborator, she pursues working with young composers, giving many premieres of her colleagues’ compositions. Steigerwald is a founding member and on the administrative board for Ensemble iD, a Rochester-based group of musicians and composers who seek to obliterate the line separating traditional and contemporary classical music, performing old and new works side by side. She teaches at the University of Buffalo as the adjunct violin professor. Steigerwald has performed with ensembles such as Ensemble Signal, Broadband Ensemble, OSSIA Ensemble, and the JACK Quartet. She holds a BM and MM in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music. She is married to Thomas Steigerwald, a concert pianist and New World fellow. She is currently reading Guns Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond.