Caroline Pliszka

BUTI Violin Coach & Private Lessons

Caroline Pliszka, violin, has been a regular substitute player with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras since 2002. Ms. Pliszka holds a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, cum laude. Ms. Pliszka has served as Concertmaster of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Orchestras, and the Shepherd School of Music Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Pliszka was the recipient of a Tanglewood Music Center fellowship from 1999-2001, and was awarded the Henri Kohn Memorial Award in 2001. She also spent two summers as a New Fromm Player, an ensemble of young musicians drawn from recent TMC alumni who have distinguished themselves in the performance of new music. An active chamber musician, Ms. Pliszka has collaborated with Dawn Upshaw, Paul Katz, and Miriam Fried. She was a member of the New England Conservatory Honors String Quartet, and now enjoys coaching chamber music at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Her principal teachers include BSO Concertmaster Malcolm Lowe, Kenneth Goldsmith, Raphael Fliegel, and Fredell Lack. Ms. Pliszka is originally from Spring, Texas.