Combining dynamic contrast with an innate lyricism, Canadian violinist Ciara Hager’s playing is described as having “such personality” – quoted by Professor Federico Agostini from the Eastman School of Music. Hager discovered her creative desire for Jazz music while studying her Bachelor’s degree in Classical violin at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She also studied with internationally acclaimed Oleh Krysa, and Jazz professors Bob Sneider and Gary Versace at the prestigious school. Ms. Hager is currently completing her master’s degree in Jazz studies at the University of North Texas, under the tutelage of Professor Scott Tixier.
Ciara performs regularly as an artist and freelance musician. She currently performs as a fiddle player with the Country-Rock fusion Ryan Glenn Band based in Denton, Texas, and in 2022 was a featured performer with her quartet in the Medicine Hat and Calgary Jazzfests, based in Alberta, Canada. Her musical creativity can also be heard on folk singer songwriter Greg Herman’s original blues tune, Places We’ve Never Been.