Violinist Chiara Fasani-Stauffer traverses musical boundaries with passion and authenticity. Her classical repertoire covers music from baroque through the twenty-first century, and her musical voice includes improvisation, particularly in the style of jazz.
In 2009 she was a founding member of the Halo Ensemble, a conductor-less chamber orchestra and chamber music group. In 2012 she co-founded Time Canvas, a Cleveland based chamber music group committed to bringing innovative music to people across a broad section of society. In addition to her duties as a violinist, Ms. Fasani serves as the artistic director of the ensemble. With these groups she has toured across the United States, Europe and Thailand.
Since relocating from her native Switzerland to Cleveland in 2012, Ms. Fasani has been busy as a freelancing musician, performing both classical and jazz in venues as diverse as Severance Hall, the State Theater, the Happy Dog, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She joined the faculty at the Aurora School of Music in August 2012, and maintains a private studio on the side. In 2013 Ms. Fasani joined FiveOne Experimental Orchestra.
As an orchestral player Ms. Fasani has performed with the Erie Philharmonic and the Erie Chamber Orchestra. Additionally Ms. Fasani has been a part of numerous orchestras across Switzerland, including the Jura Symphonic Orchestra and the Basel University Orchestra, where she served as concertmaster. She was also regularly invited to perform with the Mannheim Philharmonic in Germany, including an extensive concert series across China.
Ms. Fasani received a BM in Violin Performance and a MM in Violin Pedagogy from the Basel University of Music, where she studied with Adelina Oprean and Alexander van Wijnkoop. In addition to her studies in modern violin, Ms. Fasani completed a minor in Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.