Fiddler Rhapsody


Acclaimed by the New York Times as "the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive,” for her "tonal mastery" (BBC Music Magazine), “searing intensity” (American Record Guide), and “groundbreaking” projects (STRINGS Magazine), violin soloist entrepreneur Kelly Hall-Tompkins was the featured subject in The New York Times, on NBC's Today Show with Harry Smith, and Strings Magazine among numerous other major press outlets for her role in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Ms. Hall-Tompkins’ Kiev performances will be featured in an upcoming major new documentary on the 50-year history of Fiddler. Ms. Hall-Tompkins was recognized in 2017 by The New York Times as a New Yorker of the Year for her humanitarian work through Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul, and earlier that year was awarded the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, presented by United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. In 2016, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Manhattan School of Music. She was also a prizewinner at the Naumburg International Violin Competition and Concert Artists Guild. She has appeared as soloist live on BBC Radio in London, with some of the nation's top orchestras, including as the Inaugural Artist in Residence with the Cincinnati Symphony, and in recitals around the world including Carnegie Hall. Ms. Hall-Tompkins' video recording, entitled "Imagination," has achieved over 1 Million views on You Tube. Kelly Hall-Tompkins latest recording, “The Fiddler Expanding Tradition” is the first ever Fiddler solo recording, encompassing all new arrangements inspired by her time on Broadway.

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