Bard Faculty

Marka Gustavsson

Violinist and violist Marka Gustavsson has performed in major halls across Europe, Canada, and the United States, as well as in Japan and Israel.
Sought after as a guest artist, Gustavsson has been invited as collaborator and teacher to festivals such as the Bard Music Festival, Mostly Mozart, Skaneateles, Portland, Bennington, and Newport. She has played concerts and given master classes at such schools as Yale, Eastman, Indiana University, Northwestern, the Banff Centre, and Cleveland Institute. In the New York area, she has appeared as a guest of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, on Robert Sherman’s The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase on WQXR, on the ABC Sports documentary A Passion to Play, and with the Symphony Space All-Stars. Additionally, Gustavsson’s strong interest in new music has led her to work closely with many composers including John Halle, Joan Tower, Kyle Gann, George Tsontakis, Katherine Hoover, Martin Bresnick, and Tan Dun. Gustavsson received her B.M. from Indiana University, M.M. from Mannes College of Music, and D.M.A. from the City University of New York. She has been on the Bard faculty since 2001; she also holds a position with the Colorado Quartet, and serves as faculty and coartistic director at Soundfest Chamber Music Festival and Quartet Institute.