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 a solo appearance at the Kilkenny Arts 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 a Masters in Music Composition at Wesleyan University. In 2017 he will be Artist-in-Residence at The Watermill Center.