Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Ethan Durell

3/4 headshot of Ethan Durell in collared shirt and navy v neck sweater, posed with viola in hand. Background is out of focus red plush audience seats of a concert hall.

ETHAN DURELL (viola) enjoys a multifaceted career of orchestral and chamber performance, commercial recording, private teaching, and serving on the development staff at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami. Durell is a member of the Palm Beach Symphony and the Florida Grand Opera and also appears on a recurring basis with the Naples Philharmonic. He has played with the Charleston Symphony and the New World Symphony, and so far in 2023 he has had the honor of performing with luminaries such as Renee Fleming, Pinchas Zukerman, Susan Graham, Joshua Bell, and Emmanuel Ax.

Durell was an Orchestral Fellow at the Eastern Music Festival in 2022 and has previously attended the Castleman Quartet Program, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Festival Napa Valley, the Heifetz Institute, and the International Music Festival of the Adriatic. He has performed in public masterclasses with Lawrence Power and Yo-Yo Ma, as well as the Jupiter, Borromeo, Takács, St. Lawrence, Elias, and Danish String Quartets.

Durell holds a Master of Music degree from the Frost School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Henry Mancini Institute Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction from the Eastman School of Music with a humanities concentration in film studies, where he was awarded the Robert L. Oppelt Viola Prize, the John Celantano Award in Chamber Music, and the Eastman Performer’s Certificate. His previous teachers and mentors include Jodi Levitz, George Taylor, Melissa Matson, Basil Vendryes, Charles Castleman, Masumi Per Rostad, and the Ying Quartet.