Doris Lederer, viola

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Doris Lederer has performed with the Marlboro Music Festival and toured with Music From Marlboro. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra.

Ms. Lederer's four solo CD albums have received widely published critical acclaim. Released by Centaur Records they entitled "An English Fantasy for Viola and Harp", Music of Arnold Bax and York Bowen". The Passion of Bliss, Bowen and Bridge' and "Music by York Bowen", which features the Bowen Viola Concerto.

Currently holding the positions of Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, and Director of Chamber Music at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, Ms. Lederer also serves on the faculties of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine and visiting chamber music faculty at the University of Maryland at College Park. She has also served on the faculties of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York, the International Festival at Round Top, Texas, and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, as well as the annual Audubon Quartet's Intensive String Quartet Seminars.

Ms. Lederer has presented viola and chamber music master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, the Yale School of Music, the Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Kneisel Hall, the Chautauqua Institution, Idyllwild Arts, the Marrowstone Music Festival in Washington State as well as the Central Conservatory in Beijing and Shanghai Conservatories in China.

As the only jury member representing the United States, Ms. Lederer was a jury member at the Eighth Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada. She has also served as a jury member of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California.

As the violist of the Audubon Quartet since 1976, Ms. Lederer has performed throughout the world as has recorded extensively on the RCA, Telarc, and Centaur labels.

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