Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Doris Lederer Roosevelt Class of 1972
Doris Lederer with survivor Arnost Lustig, "He is a renowned Czech Jewish author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays whose works have often involved the Holocaust."
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 honored to represent the United States as a jury member at the Eighth Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada and to be a jury member of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in California.
Currently an associate professor of viola and chamber music at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, Ms. Lederer also serves on the faculties of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival 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. She has given viola and chamber music Master Classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, the Yale School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Kneisel Hall, the Chautauqua Institute, Idyllwild Arts, the Marrowstone Music Festival in Washington State and the Beijing and Shanghai Conservatories in China.
As a member of the Audubon Quartet since 1976, Ms. Lederer has performed extensively throughout the world and has recorded extensively on the RCA, Telarc, Centaur and Opus One labels.
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.
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.