ETHAN DURELL (viola) is a performing artist and recent graduate of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He currently plays in the pit orchestra of the Florida Grand Opera, as well as under the baton of Maestro Gerard Schwarz for the Palm Beach Symphony. Durell has appeared as a chamber recitalist at the Castleman Quartet Program, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Festival Napa Valley, the Heifetz Institute, and abroad at 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 highly selective Eastman Performer’s Certificate. His previous teachers and chamber music mentors include Jodi Levitz, George Taylor, Melissa Matson, Basil Vendryes, Charles Castleman, Masumi Per Rostad, and the Ying Quartet.
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