Born in Suffern, NY
Taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Banff Centre, Blossom Music Festival, Great Mountain Music Festival, the Perlman Music Program, and currently at the Orford Arts Center and Heifetz Institute; co-founder and viola faculty of the Quartet program (1970-90). Member of New York String Sextet; guest artist with Cleveland, Audubon, Lydian, and Cavani Quartets. Master classes and lecture-demonstrations at the Hochschule fÃ¼r Musik in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, and in Shanghai, Montreal, Chicago, Dallas, Interlochen, and Boulder. Founding trustee and president (1983-87) of Chamber Music America. ASTA Ohio Teacher of the Year, 1994; recipient of the 2001 Chamber Music America Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award; 2002 ASTA with N.S.O.A. National Artist-Teacher of the Year, 2004 AVS Maurice W. Riley Viola Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Viola; 2006 honorary doctorate from U. of Montreal. Former faculty: Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, SUNY-Purchase, Rice U., and Philadelphia Musical Academy.
Degrees and Studies
B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., U. of Pennsylvania (Woodrow Wilson Fellow). Studies with Dorothy DeLay and Paul Doktor.