Alicia Enstrom returned to Nashville after touring the world for nearly ten years. She spent time as the solo violinist/electric violinist for Cirque du Soleil’s show Quidam, was the featured violinist for Cirque’s holiday show Wintuk, and was the lead violinist/fiddler, vocalist, pianist and dancer with the International Violin Show, Barrage.
Alicia was invited to the Tanglewood Music Center as a concertmaster under James Levine and concertmaster/leader of the Conductorless String Orchestra. She was also concertmaster and soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella at Brevard Music Center under Keith Lockhart.
In Nashville, Alicia is privileged to be a member of the Nashville String Machine/Nashville Recording Orchestra for commercial recordings, arranges/writes/performs for commercial recordings of her own, plays with the Nashville Symphony, performs with the Intersection Contemporary Ensemble and Chatterbird, and also performs with the Nashville Opera. In addition, she has appeared numerous years at the CMA awards as well as CMA Country Christmas and plays with the Chris Walters jazz quintet as well as fiddle/violin for Peter Mayer, long time guitarist for Jimmy Buffet.
In 2015, Alicia released her first album of chamber, indie pop titled The Monster Speaks and is soon to release her second album, where all sounds are created via violin and/or voice. This album is titled A Monster Roars and is done live via looping pedals.
In addition, she is creator of an act in which she plays the violin while simultaneously performing aerial circus skills.
Alicia is originally from Kansas, but graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University.