RONALD COPES, a member of the Juilliard String Quartet since 1997, has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North America, and serves on the violin and chamber music faculties of The Juilliard School in New York City. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Michigan, he toured widely with Music From Marlboro ensembles and the Los Angeles and Dunsmuir Piano Quartets. Mr. Copes has received prizes in several competitions including the Merriweather Post and the Concours International d’Execution Musical in Geneva, and has recorded for CRI, Orion, New World, ECM, Klavier and Sony. He served on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1977 – 1997, and has been on the faculty at Kneisel Hall since 1987. He will be on campus the first four weeks of the season.