Recognized as one of the most celebrated violinists of her generation, Elissa Lee Koljonen has thrilled audiences and critics in over one hundred cities throughout the world. Ms. Koljonen initially received international acclaim when she became the first recipient of the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Award and silver medalist of the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition. Her playing has been hailed by the Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki) as "sparkling, sensual and personal". Dan Tucker of the Chicago Tribune has written that "she displayed boundless technique and musicianship", and the Detroit News has reported that "Koljonen brings to her playing not just assured technique but unflinching purpose and confidence."