A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, violist Doris Lederer has performed and toured with the Marlboro Music Festival and has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Seattle Symphony and the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
Released by Centaur Records, Ms. Lederer’s four CD albums of viola music featuring 20th century British composers such as Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Frank Bridge and York Bowen have received widely published international critical acclaim. Currently professor of viola and director of chamber music at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, Ms. Lederer also serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland. Ms. Lederer has presented 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 Institution, Idyllwild Arts, the Marrowstone Music Festival and the Beijing and Shanghai Conservatories. Ms. Lederer represented the United States as a jury member at the Eighth Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California. As the violist of the Audubon Quartet since 1976, Ms. Lederer performed throughout the world and recorded extensively on the RCA, Telarc, Centaur and Opus One labels. She will be on campus the first four weeks of the season. www.dorislederer.com