Artist Bio

Edward Klorman, viola

Violist Edward Klorman is a multi-faceted artist, scholar, and leader in the music community. As soloist, he has performed as in Eastman Theatre, with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and with New York's Camerata Notturna and as co-soloist with Stefan Jackiw for Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante. An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with such renowned artists as Claude Frank, Joseph Kalischstein, Jon Nakamatsu, Lowell Liebermann, Orli Shaham, and Bright Sheng, and he has appeared as guest artist with the Borromeo, Corigliano, Orion, and Ying Quartets. As violist of the Tessera Quartet, he recorded the world-premiere album of recently rediscovered chamber music by the American composer Harold Brown for Albany Records. A founding artistic director of the Canandaigua Lake Music Festival in upstate New York for nearly a decade, Mr. Klorman developed an innovative annual concert series and community events that were featured on National Public Radio and garnered grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has led panels on music entrepreneurship for Carnegie Hall's Academy" program and for the Manhattan School of Music.

A committed educator, Mr. Klorman is Chair of Music Theory at The Juilliard School, where he also serves on the chamber music faculty. He teaches viola as assistant to renowned pedagogue Heidi Castleman and as an adjunct assistant professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He has presented illuminating lectures and masterclasses worldwide at venues including the Salzburg Mozarteum, Universit̩ de Montr̩al, the International Viola Congress, and the Society for Music Theory. Describing a recent presentation, The Strad wrote "Edward Klorman gave a thoroughly researched and imaginatively illustrated lecture, turning a subject which is often dry and theoretical into a practical and fascinating one." Mr. Klorman graduated with distinction from The Juilliard School and recently completed his doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center. His major viola teachers include Heidi Castleman, Hsin-Yun Huang, Daniel Phillips, Thomas Riebl, and Steven Tenenbom. He makes his home in New York City.