Dr. Ingrid Gerling, a violinist native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. She completed her D.M.A. at the Moores School of Music under the tutelage of Frank Huang, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Currently she holds the positions of Orchestra Director and Professor of Violin at both San Jacinto College and the University of St. Thomas.
Named a “String Diva” by Arts and Culture Magazine, Dr. Gerling is known for her incredibly active and diverse musical pursuits. As a very passionate and dedicated chamber musician, she is a member of the Axiom Quartet, a professional string quartet based in Houston that is now in their seventh season. She also has a violin and piano duo with concert pianist, Dr. Andreea Mut. Gerling was selected to be a DaCamera Young Artist Fellow for the 2015-2017 season, a highly competitive engagement which led her to perform numerous chamber music concerts throughout Houston. She is also on faculty for the American Festival of the Arts Chamber Music Academy.
Dr. Gerling is an avid performer of contemporary music. Her Houston performances have included regular appearances as the violinist for Musiqa, the Foundation of Modern Music, Aperio, and AURA. Dr. Gerling is also a core member of the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, a group dedicated to creating immersive and improvisational performance works.
Dr. Gerling has acquired extensive experience as an orchestral musician and leader. She is a member of the San Antonio Chamber Orchestra and has performed frequently with the Mercury orchestra and the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Dr. Gerling was featured on KUHA’s Classical Classroom radio show, alongside former NYPhil Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow to speak on the role of the concertmaster. She was also invited to perform as a guest concertmaster for the Houston Civic Symphony.
Recordings of Dr. Gerling can be found on the PARMA and IBS CLASSICAL labels.
Beyond her extensive accomplishments on the violin, Dr. Gerling also studied orchestral conducting while at the University of Houston with Franz Krager, and minored in Vocal Jazz performance in her undergraduate and master’s degrees.She regularly performs as a conductor, as well as a jazz vocalist.