A native of Germany, ULI SPETH completed his undergraduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg/Austria where he was a student of Harald Herzl of the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg. He participated in numerous performance classes given by Yfrah Neaman, Thomas Brandis, Jaap Schroeder, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, among others. He subsequently earned his Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music where he was a student of Felix Galimir from whom he received both violin and string quartet training. He is the first violinist of the Diller-Quaile String Quartet in residence at the Diller-Quaile School of Music in New York. This group has played concerts throughout the U.S., has commissioned and premiered new pieces for string quartet, and performed live on Vermont Public Radio and KMFA of Texas. As a chamber musician, Mr. Speth has also enjoyed the opportunity of performing alongside well-known soloists and members of the Hagen, Pro Arte, Cavaliere, and Ying Quartets. His recent solo performances of concerti by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn and his recitals with pianist Mary Robbins have earned him praise by the critics for his “brilliant sound and facile fingers” (Austin American Statesman) and “gorgeous tone and stunning technique” (Salzburger Nachrichten). He serves as concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and is on the faculty of Hartwick College and The College of New Jersey.
- Uli Speth
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