Alicia Enstrom toured the world for nearly ten years as the solo violinist/electric violinist for two Cirque du Soleil’s shows (Quidam - an arena touring show and Wintuk - at NYC’s Wamu Theatre - Madison Square Garden). She was also the lead violinist/fiddler, vocalist, pianist, and dancer with the International Violin Show, Barrage.
In addition, she was invited on fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center and served as concertmaster for both a chamber and a conductorless orchestra concert.
In 2015, Alicia released her first solo album, The Monster Speaks. She then released five remixed singles from A monstEr ROARS music collection, collaborating with visual artists from around the globe. She performs this material solo via looping pedals, and sometimes on a hoop.
Alicia released an instrumental EP titled A monstEr in early 2019, which she produced and engineered from her home, and just recently released her latest EP, A Monstrosity, both via Tone Tree Music.
In addition, she is putting the finishing touches on her Concerto for Violin, Electronics, and Orchestra of which the first movement was premiered June 2018 with the Nashville Concerto Orchestra.
Alicia’s compositions and playing have been utilized for an ESPN Youtube Series, The Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Artfare Platform NYC, etc. and in collaboration with Primary Music Color for companies such as NYC Ballet, Mitsubishi Motors, Coca Cola, etc.
In 2018, Alicia was the Winner of The Ear Classical Composition Competition in New York City and in 2019, was a commissioned composer for New Dialect Contemporary Dance Company’s Third Voice.
She is also one half of the electronic band Are We Sane with Nick Spezia.
In Nashville, Alicia plays with the Nashville String Machine, Nashville Music Scoring, and Nashville Recording Orchestra’s for commercial recordings for artists and projects such as Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Call of Duty, and Spiderman.
In addition, she served as Artistic Director of Alias Chamber Ensemble in 2018, she plays with the Nashville Symphony, has served as concertmaster for numerous Broadway touring shows at TPAC, performs with Intersection and Chatterbird New Music Ensembles, and also with the Chris Walters Jazz Quintet. In addition, she scored the poems and poets of NPR’s Versify Podcast for their 2017 and 2019 Podcast Parties and is creator of Dear F Holes, an art and musical exploration.
Alicia, a magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt, is originally from Kansas.
She currently splits her time between Nashville and New York.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Nashville Area
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Music Contractor/Coordinator
- Sound Designer/Composer
- Music Producer/Record Producer
- Home Studio Whiz
- Violin - fiddle
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
- THE RECORDING ACADEMY