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Biography
Award-winning performer Jeffrey Krieger, chamber musician, solo recitalist and specialist in the performance of new music, plays the more conventional-looking cello as principal cellist of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. For two decades he has been among the new generation of solo recitalists who have incorporated technology - the computer and video - as well as an electric cello built by Vermont craftsman Tucker Barrett into performance. Mr. Krieger was a recipient of a 1993 Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts which allowed extensive touring in the USA, and a 1996 State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artist Fellowship for work in multi-media.

Mr. Krieger performs in locations ranging from elementary and preparatory schools, to universities, music festivals, alternative performance spaces and museums. Recently, he completed two tours of India sponsored by the US Embassy with performances at the American Center Auditoriums of New Delhi and Mumbai, with additional performances in Jaipur, Goa, Bhilaspur and Rajnandagoan. Mr. Krieger has performed on stage with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center's New York State Theater and the Saratoga Festival. Other performances have included: Merkin Concert Hall, Renee Weiler Concert Hall and the Alternative Museum in New York City; Yale University; The Cleveland Institute of Music; Baltimore Museum of Art; Florida International University in Miami; San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Bowling Green University; the Electronic Arts Performance Series at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; University of Virginia; University of Iowa; Cincinnati Conservatory; University of Connecticut; the Schoemer-Haus and Alte Schmiede Museums in Vienna, Austria; and the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. During the 1997-98 season he was chosen to perform at the International Symposium on Electronic Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Mr. Krieger has also performed as e-cello soloist with the orchestras of Anchorage (Alaska), the Hartford Symphony and the Hartt Symphony. His own interactive video improvisation, VIDEOCELLO, was chosen by American Composers Forum to be included on their touring program, Sonic Circuits. This resulted in a performance of VIDEOCELLO on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center. In 2005, he was commissioned along with composer, Ken Steen and media artist, Gene Gort to create a new work to celebrate the opening of the New Britain Museum of American Art’s new galleries. Reliquary of Labor , a parallel media performance for e-cello, percussion, multiple video screens and monitors and sound was premiered in the fall of 2006.

Mr. Krieger has recorded for CRI, Vienna Modern Masters, Capstone, Innova and O.O. Discs. His most recent recorded work, Suddenly It’s Evening by Donald Erb on CRI CD 857 has received critical acclaim from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Fanfare Magazine and can be downloaded on iTunes.

Mr. Krieger has a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Hartt School of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music.
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