Friday, October 16, 2009
Doris Lederer class of 1972
Link to her website http://www.dorislederer.com/
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, among others. Ms. Lederer has been a jury member of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and represented the United States as a jury member at the Eighth Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2004. Ms. Lederer is currently on the faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She has also served on the faculties of 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.As a member of the Audubon Quartet since 1976, Ms. Lederer has performed extensively throughout the world and given master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Shanghai and Beijing Conservatories, the Yale School of Music, The Chautauqua Institute, as well as the Audubon Quartet's annual String Quartet Seminar. Born in Istanbul to European parents, Ms. Lederer grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she began her study of the viola at age nine with Vilem Sokol. She studied with Georges Janzer at Indiana University and subsequently attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, Felix Galimir and Mischa Schneider.Ms. Lederer's four solo CD albums, 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 have been released by Centaur Records. She can also be heard on disc as a member of the Audubon Quartet on the RCA, Telarc, Centaur, Orion and Opus One labels.