Dimitri Murrath Viola Master Class

NEC: Williams Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

This master class will feature students from the NEC viola studios.

Born in Brussels, Belgian American violist Dimitri Murrath has made his mark as a soloist on the international scene, performing regularly in venues including Jordan Hall (Boston), Kennedy Center (Washington), Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall (London), Kioi Hall (Tokyo), the National Auditorium (Madrid), and Théâtre de la Ville (Paris). A recipient of a 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Dimitri is a first prize winner at the Primrose International Viola Competition. Other awards include second prize at the First Tokyo International Viola Competition, the special prize for the contemporary work at the ARD Munich Competition, and a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. In 2012, he was named laureate of the Juventus Festival, an award recognizing young European soloists. 

He graduated with an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory as a student of Kim Kashkashian. He joined the viola faculty at New England Conservatory aged 26, and taught here for 8 years. He is now on the viola faculties of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Bowdoin International Music Festival.

This master class is made possible through the generous support of the Richard P. and Claire W. Morse Visiting Artist Fund.

This is open to an internal NEC audience only and can be viewed via livestream.

View livestream from Williams Hall:

  1. MARTINŮ: Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, H. 337

    I. Moderato

    • Samuel Zacharia, viola
    • Tae Kim, viola
  2. Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008

    I. Prelude

    • Aidan Garrison, viola
  3. Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Viola, op. 25, no. 1

    III. Sehr langsam
    IV. Rasendes Zeitmaß. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache
    V. Langsam, mit viel Ausdruck

    • Harry Clark, viola