A native of Coshocton, Ohio, violinist Adda Kridler made her solo debut with the Knox County Symphony at age seven. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University studying cognitive neuroscience, Ms. Kridler completed a Master’s degree in Violin Performance at the New England Conservatory. Her principal instructors have included Gregory Fulkerson, James Buswell, Roland and Almita Vamos. While a member of the New World Symphony in Miami, Ms. Kridler served as concertmaster under the baton of many eminent conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Roger Norrington and Reinbert de Leeuw. As a former member of the Rembrandt String Quartet, she spent several seasons with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, appearing regularly on their Chamber Classics series with Roberto Diaz, Chee-Yun and Eugenia Zukerman and others. An avid teacher and proponent of contemporary music, she served as a Visiting Professor of Violin at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and has premiered many works and appears on several recordings on Mapleshade, Mode and Naxos Records. She was appointed Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Charleston Symphony in 2007, and in addition is Concertmaster of the Firebird Chamber Orchestra in Miami and a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder, Colorado.