Preparatory Division Faculty

Adria Benjamin
Professional Studies, Mannes College of Music; M.M., Peabody Conservatory; B.M., Eastman School of Music.
Violin; Viola; Chamber Music; String Orchestra; Concert Orchestra; Symphony

Prize for Outstanding Viola Performance (Peabody). Viola studies with Mary Jane Metcalfe, Francis Tursi, Karen Tuttle, Joey Corpus. Conducting studies with Robert DeCormier, Gustav Meier. Recitals on National Public Radio. Concerts in Israel, Japan, Korea, the US, and Canada. Former member of Jerusalem Symphony, Jerusalem String Ensemble (assistant principal), and Camerata String Quartet.  Member, American Symphony Orchestra, EOS Ensemble, Solisti New York, New York Pops Orchestra, other New York performing ensembles. Founding board member, New York Viola Society. Recordings for BMG, Angel/EMI, Koch International, Deutsche Grammaphon, Sine Qua Non. Former faculty, Peabody Conservatory Preparatory School, Merrywood Music School, Rubin Academy (Jerusalem), Hebrew Arts School. Faculty, Mannes Preparatory Division since 1983, Appointed Professor of the Professional Practice, 2010.

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