Marcia Henry Liebenow, Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, is professor of Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music at Bradley University. She is in demand as a recitalist, chamber musician, soloist, and highly regarded as a teacher. She has appeared as soloist with the Samara Philharmonic Symphony in Russia, served as Primo Violino at Orvieto Musica in Italy, and performed in Germany, Ireland, and Wales, and with orchestras throughout the United States. Her performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Performance Today.
In 2020-2021, Marcia created a series of 14 Driveway Concerts that were live-streamed on Facebook to provide encouragement during the pandemic, and viewed more than 25,000 times. She is a founding member of the Concordia String Trio, Peoria Lunaire new music ensemble, and River City String Quartet. She has recorded two CDs with her Concordia String Trio, American Vistas and Viennese String Trios, and recorded the Grieg Violin Sonatas with internationally acclaimed pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, all with Centaur Records. Marcia is also a faculty artist at the Birch Creek Music Festival in Wisconsin and has presented Master Classes at the ARIA International Summer Academy in Massachusetts and Canada. In 2021, she was a featured performer at the Peoria Bach Festival and the International Music By Women Festival.
She has been recognized with the Outstanding Studio Teacher Award from Illinois American String Teachers Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award in Music from Ohio University, the 25 Women in Leadership Award by WEEK, and named an Arts Treasure for her community work by ArtsPartners of Central Illinois.www.marciahenry.com