Chiara Fasani Stauffer (violin) was selected as an American fellow in 2019.

Swiss violinist Chiara Fasani Stauffer enjoys playing music ranging from the Baroque to the twenty-first century and has had the privilege of performing across three continents. Since relocating to the United States in 2012, Stauffer co-founded Time Canvas, a chamber music group committed to bringing innovative music to people across a broad section of society. In addition to her duties as a violinist, she serves as the artistic director of the ensemble.

As a baroque violinist Stauffer performs with groups such as Apollo’s Fire, The Washington Bach Consort, and The Sebastians. Other performance highlights have included appearing on a Prairie Home Companion as part of the East 4th Street Quartet, recording a critically acclaimed jazz album with saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio’s Transcendental Orchestra, and performing live on radio station WCLV as part of the new music group FiveOne Experimental Orchestra.

Stauffer hold degrees from the Juilliard School and the Basel Hochschule für Musik, as well as a minor from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.