Alicia Enstrom is a classically trained violinist, composer, producer and reformed circus runaway (Cirque du Soleil and lead violinist with Barrage) who plays high and loud, tinkers with tech, can high kick and fiddle simultaneously and/or play hanging from her ankles on a spinning hoop… oh, and loves to use music to stir the pot of your subconscious.
She is a unique artist whose work spans that of classical, orchestral, pop, and ambient electronic.
Alicia has performed on stages throughout the world as a soloist (Royal Albert Hall, Samso Island, Cow Palace), for blockbuster movie soundtracks and video games (Call of Duty, Madden NFL, The Walking Dead), alongside Billboard 100 artists (Willie Nelson, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, John Legend), on TV awards shows (Grammys, ACM, CMA, CMT), and with the most recognized symphonies in the world.
She has released numerous self-recorded/produced projects of which she performs live with looping pedals…and sometimes on a hoop…or in the splits betwixt two amps.
In 2018 Alicia won The Ear Classical Composition Competition in New York City with multiple performances at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music…via her looping pedals and with orchestra.
Alicia’s compositions can be seen in short films, commercials, interactive video art and installation, and commissioned orchestral and dance performances and she was a top finalist in the 2020 Sundance Film Music and Design Lab.
Alicia won the International Songwriting Competition for Instrumental Music in 2021, was nominated for an Academy of Country Music – Specialty Instrument Player of the Year Award 2020, was the winner of the Unsigned Only International Songwriting Competition in the Instrumental Music Category for 2020, and performed with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in NYC.
All of Alicia’s music is released via Tone Tree Music and available on MusicBed.
Originally from Kansas, Alicia graduated from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude.
ACADEMY of COUNTRY MUSIC Awards – Nominee – Speciality Instrument Player of the Year 2020
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR NYC – Violin 2021
GRAMMY’s, CMA Awards, CMA Country Christmas, ACM Awards – Featured Violinist, Recording Violinist
Solo and with – NASHVILLE STRING MACHINE, NASHVILLE MUSIC SCORING, and NASHVILLE RECORDING ORCHESTRA’S – Violinist for Commercial Recordings – Harriet, Call of Duty, Anthem, Fifa 19, Spider Man, Destiny 2, Fortnite Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss, Lionel Richie, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, One Republic, and more (see below)
MAY WE ALL – Florida Georgia Line’s Broadway Workshop – Fiddle/Concertmaster
ESTHER: The Heart of a Queen – Broadway Workshop – Concertmaster
ALIAS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – Artistic Director
CONCERTMASTER – Anastasia, The King and I – TPAC
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY – First Violin Section one year contract, sub
INTERSECTION CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE – Guest Artist
CHATTERBIRD – Guest Artist
NASHVILLE OPERA – First Violin Section
CHRIS WALTERS JAZZ QUINTET
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – Quidam – Solo Violinist for Arena Touring Show (North America/Europe)
TANGLEWOOD – Concertmaster and soloist of Chamber Orchestra – conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Cristian Macelaru Concertmaster/Leader – Conductorless String Orchestra – coach, Joel Smirnoff
Chamber Coaches – Joseph Silverstein, Joel Krosnick, Andrew Jennings
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – Wintuk – Solo Violinist a t the WaMu Theatre Madison Square Garden
Solo Violinist for show Wintuk at the WaMu Theatre Madison Square Garden
BREVARD MUSIC CENTER – Concertmaster Sinfonia Orchestra and Soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella – conductor, Keith Lockhart
BARRAGE – Lead Featured Violinist/Fiddler, Vocalist, Dancer, Pianist, and Tin Whistle Player;
International Touring North America, Europe, Asia and Central America
DICK FOSTER PRODUCTIONS – Las Vegas, NV
Featured Solo Violinist, Vocalist, Dancer
SANYO FISHER COMPANY – Featured Solo Violinst – Cologne, Germany
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY – Concertmaster of Vanderbilt University Orchestras, Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition Winner, Winner of the Vanderbilt University Jean Keller Heard Prize
SUNDANCE Film Music and Sound Design Lab – top finalist 2020
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY – commissioned to write the 2022 educational outreach program 2022
INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION – Winner Instrumental – Music 2021
UNSIGNED ONLY INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION – Winner – Instrumental Music 2021
INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION – Semifinalist, Instrumental Music and Children’s Music 2020
ARTCORE Stand Up Exhibition – London Exhibition of Monster Cries Music Video with award winning Slovenian visual artist Nika Ham 2020
BELCOURT THEATRE – Live Score Adventures of Prince Achmed 2020
FAR OUT FILM FESTIVAL – Solo compositions for festival 2020
PRIMARY MUSIC COLOR – provided strings and melodies in advertisement for companies such
as NYC Ballet, Mitsubishi Motors, Coca Cola, AdFest, SMBC Bank, and many more 2018-2020
NAXOS Classical Music Day – Solo looping compositions performed live at Schermerhorn Symphony
NEW DIALECT – Modern Dance Company Third Voice – Commissioned Composer 2019
NPR – Composer – Featured on radio with live performances of compositions,
Composed music for Versify Podcast series and NPR benefit performances, live scoring poets 2017-2019 ARTFARE NYC – Composed music for Promotional Video 2019
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART MG+MSUM – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Exhibition of Monster Cries Music Video with visual artist Nika Ham 2019
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART MG+MSUM – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Composed music for Promotional Video – Exhibition – Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia 2019
LOOPING CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, ELECTRONICS, and ORCHESTRA
Invited to solo and premiere 1st Movement with Nashville Concerto Orchestra 2018
ESPN Youtube Series – ESPN utilized composition for Marshall Major Thomas 2018
THE EAR CLASSICAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION – NY, NY
Winner of Competition with multiple performances of my work at DiMenna Center
For Classical Music, NYC 2018
AREA52FLIX – Composed music for award winning animator John Morena’s animated short “Untitled” 2017 FRINGE FESTIVAL – New Altitude – Compositions for Aerial Dance performances 2015-2020
ALICIA ENSTROM & UNDER THE STARS – Compositions (Distributed by Tone Tree Music)
TV, FILM, VIDOEGAME, ALBUMS, and LIVE PERFORMANCE
Star Wars, Fallen Order, Lost in Space Season 2, Death Stranding, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Harriet, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Days Gone, Lego City 4D: Officer in Pursuit, Deadwood the Movie, Anthem, Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal, Escape at Dannemora, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, FIFA 19, Extinction, Christmas, Marvel’s Spider Man, Madden NFL 19 Longshot: Homecoming, God of War, Show Dogs, Philip K Dicks Electric Dreams, Inuyashiki, Only the Brave, Taken, Fortnite, Destiny 2, Call of Duty: WW II, Home Again, Outlander, Tokyo Ghoul, Animal Crackers, Arthur Miller: Writer, Knack II, For Honor, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Fargo, Rebel in the Rye, Novitiate, Colossal, Shadowverse, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Edge of Nowhere, Minecraft: Greek Mythology Edition, Abzu, League of God, Mothers Day, Vikings, The Walking Dead, You, Me, Tony Bennet, Willie Nelson, Diana Krall, Brandie Carlile, Josh Groban, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Thomas Rhett, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson, Boz Scaggs, Blake Shelton, Marty Stuart, John Debney, The Champs, Elle King, Brett Young, Katherine McPhee, Emily West, Lauren Daigle, Heather Headly, Birdy, Jessie James Decker, Sheryl Crow, Lucious, The Sisterhood Band, Gone West, Brett Eldridge, Paul, Sugarland, McCartney, Gary Allen, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Ryan Hurd, Mandy Barnett, Kelsea Ballerini, Lauren Hill, Dierks Bentley, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, Dan and Shay, Reba, CeCe Winans, Ingrid Andress, Chris Young, Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton, One Republic, Nathan East, The Music of Nashville (tv series), Paul McCartney, Anderson East, John Legend, Kane Brown, LoLo, Helene Fischer, Luke Combs, Joss Stone and many, many more.
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY – Blair School of Music
• Bachelor of Music: Magna Cum Laude
• Major: Violin Performance: Minor, Human Organizational Development – Leadership