AVS Greenroom featuring Martha Katz
Please join us in the AVS Greenroom as we welcome Martha Strongin Katz, founding violist of the Cleveland Quartet and a noted viola pedagogue, currently on faculty at New England Conservatory!
Sunday, December 18, 2022
8:00pm Eastern Time
Live via Zoom
Each month, the AVS invites a notable violist into our virtual “greenroom” for an informal live discussion, with a Q&A opportunity for participants. Our series is curated and hosted by Steven Tenenbom.
The AVS proudly provides this series free of charge to current members as a benefit of membership. Registration for the general public is $15. Following the event, all registrants receive a link to the event recording to view at their convenience. Please join us!
Violist Martha Strongin Katz was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Quartet, playing in it from its inception in 1969 until 1980. During those years she performed over 1,000 concerts, including appearances at the White House, the Grammy Awards, on NBC’s “Today” show, and in the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America, Israel, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Strongin Katz’s solo appearances include a Carnegie Hall performance of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the Bartók Concerto with L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, recital and concerto performances at the 1989 International Viola Congress, and countless recital and concerto appearances in cities such as Boston, Buffalo, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Rochester, San Francisco, and St. Louis.
She has served on numerous international juries, including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumberg Viola Competition. Ms. Katz is currently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and has also taught at Rice University, the Eastman School of Music, and Interlochen Arts Academy.
Strongin Katz plays a viola made by Lorenzo Storioni of Cremona in 1800.
Studies at the Curtis Institute, Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, University of Southern California. Recordings on RCA Red Seal, Philips. Viola with Lillian Fuchs, William Primrose. Violin with Raphael Bronstein, Ivan Galamian. Winner of the 1969 Geneva International Viola Competition and the Max Reger Award.