Stephanie Griffin

The Harriet & Jay Vawter Chair

STEPHANIE GRIFFIN is an innovative composer and violist with an eclectic musical vision. Born in Canada and based in New York City, her musical adventures have taken her to Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Mexico and Mongolia. Stephanie founded the Momenta Quartet in 2004, is a member of the Argento Chamber Ensemble and Continuum, and serves as principal violist of the Princeton Symphony and on the faculty of Brooklyn College and Hunter College. She was a 2019 Composition Fellow at the Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, and the recipient of the Jerome Foundation 2017 Emerging Composer Fellowship and the 2016 composition fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. As an improviser, Stephanie was a 2014 fellow at Music Omi, and performs with various avant-jazz bands. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Samuel Rhodes and has recorded for Tzadik, Innova, Naxos, Aeon, New World, and Albany records. 

Stephanie Griffin, viola
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