Lysander Jaffe is a violinist, violist, and vocalist based in Boston. Equally at home in classical music, traditional music, and cross-genre projects, he has appeared at venues such as the Kennedy Center and Shalin Liu and on national television in Kosovo, Greece, and Georgia. Lysander is a Co-Artistic Director of the chamber orchestra Palaver Strings and a founding member of Culomba, a genre-defying vocal ensemble based in western Massachusetts. In 2017, he appeared as a soloist with Revels’ Venetian Christmas Celebration at the Sanders Theatre.
A devoted student of traditional music, he has studied with master musicians in Bulgaria, Kosovo, Greece, Corsica, and Georgia. He has received two Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to support his work on the music of Epirus, Greece. In 2020, Lysander completed his Masters in Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory, where he studied styles ranging from free improvisation to Hindustani music with Warren Senders, Joe Morris, and many others.
As a teacher, Lysander has worked with Village Harmony since 2015 and toured internationally with its affiliate ensemble Northern Harmony. He is the Artistic Director of SingPositive and Boston Harmony. For more information, visit lysanderjaffe.com
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