Ina Litera, violist, is an active freelance and chamber musician performing with the many ensembles including the Stamford Symphony, The American Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra, The School of American Ballet Orchestra, The Putnum Chorale, The Long Island Masterworks Orchestra and The Oratorio Society of Queens. She is violist of the trio Eight Strings and a Whistle, winner of the 2002 Artists International Special Presentation Award.
In 1998 Ina performed at the White House with saxophonist David Sanborn. Live radio performances include appearances on Around New York on WNYC, WBAI radio and Live at 11 on Maine Public Radio. She has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Butch Morris, Vikki Sue Robinson, Chris Rael, Galt MacDermott and with the bands Church of Betty and Modern English.
As a soloist, she has performed Hindemith’s Trauermusik and Dittersdorf’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Doansburg Ensemble, and Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with the Downtown Symphony. In 2007, she premiered Douglas Anderson’s solo viola work “…mood, enough…”
Principle teachers include Joey Corpus, Burton Kaplan, Leonard Davis and Lillian Fuchs. Ina is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and string department faculty at the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City
Viola, Violin, Suzuki Method for Strings
The City College of New York/ CUNY
MA, Viola Performance
Manhattan School of Music
BM, Viola Performance