- Performance Calendar
- Faculty Artist Series
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Hyeyeon Park, piano
Florence Price: Elfentanz
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 for violoncello solo in G Major, BWV 1007
V. Minuet I and II
Zoltán Kodály: Adagio for viola and piano
Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
Born in Brussels, Belgian American violist Dimitri Murrath has made his mark as a soloist on the international scene, performing regularly in venues including Kennedy Center (Washington), Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall (London), Kioi Hall (Tokyo) and Théâtre de la Ville (Paris). A first prize winner at the Primrose International Viola Competition, Dimitri Murrath has won numerous awards, including second prize at the First Tokyo International Viola Competition. In 2012, he was named laureate of the Juventus Festival, an award recognizing young European soloists. He is a 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. With this award, Dimitri Murrath recorded and released his first solo album recording music by Vieuxtemps, Clarke and Hindemith in 2017. Dimitri Murrath began his musical education at the Yehudi Menuhin School studying with Natalia Boyarsky, and went on to work in London with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He graduated from the New England Conservatory as a student of Kim Kashkashian. After 9 years on the viola and chamber music faculty at New England Conservatory, Dimitri Murrath joined the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2017. Dimitri Murrath participates in the Music for Food project, which raises awareness of the hunger problem faced by a large percent of the population, and gives the opportunity to experience the powerful role music can play as a catalyst for change.
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About SFCM’s Viola Department
Study viola at SFCM and bring this traditionally mid-range instrument to the vanguard of the performing world. Four faculty members and about 20 students make up SFCM’s viola department. Studio sizes are kept small, ensuring performance opportunities and tailored instruction for each student in the department. Ensembles available to viola players include baroque and early-music ensembles, contemporary groups, and the Conservatory Orchestra.
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