Carla Sciaky – Violin, Director

bcoc0249Carla Sciaky (www.carlasciaky.com) is a multi-instrumentalist based in Denver, Colorado.  As a solo folksinger and songwriter, she toured the US extensively through the 1980s and 90s, recording first on her own Propinquity Records and later on Green Linnet and Alacazam Records, compiling a discography of eight solo albums and appearing on many group efforts, compilations, and colleagues’ collections.  Her songwriting won her awards and/or recognition in such arenas as the Kerrville New Song Competition, the Louisville, Kentucky songwriting competition, the Colorado Arts and Humanities Fellowship for Composition, the Billboard Songwriting Competition, and the Colorado, Utah, and Kansas public school Artist in Residence programs.  In Colorado, Carla has performed with the infamous Mother Folkers, the Folkaltones, Los Lantzmun, in ballad concerts with Harry Tuft, and in the blockbuster series “Jews Do…”, and more.

In the classical/early music world, Carla performs on baroque violin with Sémplice, a Denver quartet specializing in baroque music on period/replica instruments (www.semplicebaroque.com), as well as being a member of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado since its first season.  She has played rebec, viola da gamba, and violin with the Denver Early Music Consort, and modern violin with Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra.  She is trained in Books 1 through 4 of the Suzuki violin pedagogy, was an adjunct faculty member for Boulder Suzuki Strings for seven years, and maintains a private studio at home.  She also has students on viola, recorder, guitar, and piano.

Outside of music, Carla is deeply committed to the world of alternative medicine, is certified as a Natural Vision Improvement Coach , and is a student of methods of energy healing and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).  She and her husband Dan are passionate about Waldorf education, the raw milk movement, community supported agriculture, Servas International, and organic and gourmet cuisine.  Their daughters Chloe and Rachel are both violinists, raised on the Suzuki pedagogy, and they all dote on their loving and happy-go-lucky labradoodle, Bella.