- Viola, Chamber Music
Born in England
Member of Juilliard String Quartet since 2013. Previously, violist in Takacs Quartet, 1995-2005; their performances included many Beethoven and Bartok cycles around the world and their recordings on Decca/London placed them in Gramophone Magazine's Hall of Fame, garnered them three Gramophone Awards, a Grammy and three more Grammy nominations, three Japan Record Academy Chamber Music Awards, the BBC Music Disc of the Year Award, and the Classical Brits Award for ensemble album of the Year. As a Takacs member, taught regularly at the Aspen Festival, Taos Quartet School, and London's Guildhall School of Music. Before 1995, was a member of Britain's Allegri Quartet and taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London; was principal viola of the London Mozart Players, a member of the English Chamber Orchestra, and a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Joined the New England Conservatory faculty in 2005; directed its chamber music program from 2011-13. Also taught at the Boston Conservatory and the Longy School (Cambridge). In the summer, teaches at the Perlman Music Program, the Tanglewood String Quartet Seminar, and the Yellow Barn Festival. Member of the Order of the Knight Cross of the Hungarian Republic.
Degrees and Studies
Studies at Cambridge U. and the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. Viola studies with Margaret Major, of the Aeolian Quartet, and Bruno Giuranna. Honorary doctorate, U. of Nottingham. Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music (London).