Erin Kirby, born and raised in Atlanta, USA, enjoys a multifaceted career as an ensemble violist across Germany and Europe. She has been the violist of the Cologne-based Alinde Quartett and a member of the Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen since 2017. In July of 2020 the Alinde Quartett released the first album of their #Schubert200 Projekt; they look forward to recording all of Schubert’s string quartets over six discs alongside new commissions based on their namesake Schubert song “Alinde.” The project will be completed in 2028, Schubert’s 200th year of death, and is produced under the auspices of Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Hänssler Klassik. She is furthermore engaged as a member in Mikis Takeover! Ensemble, a crossover project bringing Classical music together with pop artists, with appearances across Germany’s major Classical venues, including the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Herkulessaal (Munich), the Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle, and more. Her major influences have included Carol Rodland, Roland Glassl, and Marilyn Seelman.
Erin is the viola of ensemble VERITÀ..