Recognized as one of the rare breed of left-handed players in Ovation Magazine, Sander Strenger, moves comfortably between the violin and viola. Employing a lyric and graceful approach to the violin, and a beautifully balanced sound to the viola, Mr. Strenger was praised for his "lively…elegant performance" (Boston Globe). His playing calls attention to those small details of phrasing, articulation and tone which separate a performance from a mere reading.
He has appeared as soloist with the Bronx Symphony, the West Side Symphony, Broadway Bach Ensemble, and the Missouri Symphony Society. Mr. Strenger was also a member of the Lydian and Estehazy Quartets, the Berkshire Chamber Players, and the Music Project. In addition, he has been heard in recitals and chamber music concerts at the Lenox Arts Center, Winthrop University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Emelin Theater, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Bronx Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and the National Arts Club.
Among numerous works performed by Mr. Strenger are premieres of compositions by Alexander Dmitriev and Matthew Greenbaum, and music by Arnold Rosner, Willard Roosevelt, Otto Luening, and Alexander Tcherepnin. He is a member of Euterpe Ensemble.
Formerly an assistant professor of music at the University of Missouri, Columbia, he is currently Assistant Concertmaster of American Ballet Theater and the Opera Orchestra of New York, and is a member of the New York City Opera, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Westchester Philharmonic, and the American Composer's Orchestra.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Strenger is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied violin with Ariana Bronne and Raphael Bronstein, and chamber music with Lilian Fuchs and Artur Balsam.