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Caroline Coade, viola


Osher Salon
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no tickets or reservations required

“The viola is the Cinderella instrument of the orchestra. It is so underrepresented but has such a beautiful sound.” -Caroline Coade

Artist Profile

A violist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years and a faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Caroline Coade has made her mark as a performer and educator. She performs chamber music regularly at music festivals and with multiple ensembles, enjoying her instrument from multiple genres. Active as a teacher, she has given master classes at some of the country’s top music schools.


Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
     I. Prelude
Paulina Flores, viola

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Romance for Viola and Piano
Katherine Brown, viola
Young Lee, piano

Paul Hindemith
Der Schwanendreher
     I. "Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal": Langsam – Mäßig bewegt, mit Kraft
Cynthia Ryan, viola
Amy Chiu, piano

Orchestral Excerpts:
Maurice Ravel
Daphnes and Chloe
​​​​​​​Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)
Johannes Brahms​​​​​​​
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Linda Numagami, viola​​​​​​​