Calvin Wiersma, violinist, has appeared throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician and is currently a violinist with the Manhattan String Quartet. He has performed numerous solo recitals, including appearances in Boston, New York, and Chicago, and has appeared with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concerto Company of Boston, and the Lawrence Symphony, among others. He was a founding member of Meliora Quartet, winner of the Naumberg, Fischoff, Coleman and Cleveland Quartet competitions. The Meliora Quartet was the Quartet-in-Residence at the Spoleto Festivals of the US, Italy and Australia and recorded Mendelssohn’s Octet with the Cleveland Quartet on the Telarc label. Wiersma was also a founding member of the Figaro Trio.
In addition to his extensive touring with the Quartet and Trio, Calvin Wiersma has been heard at the summer Chamber Music Festivals in Vancouver, Rockport, Portland, Crested Butte, An Appalachian Summer, and at Music Mountain, as well as the Aspen Music Festival. A regular performer on National Public Radio, his most recent project involved a series of broadcasts performing the complete Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas with the pianist Catherine Kautsky. In addition to his performing activities, Wiersma is classical co-ordinator for Culturefinder, the largest Internet address for the Performing Arts.