Described by the Irish Times as "a musician utterly at one with his instrument and his music," Cleek Schrey is a fiddler and composer from Virginia, now based in NYC. Recent engagements include a residency with David Behrman and Anton Lukoszevieze at Café OTO (London), the Beckett in London Festival with Gare St. Lazare, and appearance at the Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Big Ears Festival. He has studied composition with David Behrman, Paul Caputo, Bunita Marcus, and Walter Zimmermann. The journal Sound Post has noted that Cleek "possesses a rare combination of traits: deep respect for traditional music and the people who make it, and an unbounded curiosity about new directions for sound." He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Music Composition at Princeton University. He is a 2019 Artist-in-Residence at The Watermill Center.