He is a
violist and teacher who took received his musical degrees from Kansas City
Conservatory and Washington D.S.’s Catholic University.
orchestral and chamber musician he performed with the Concerto Soloists of
Philadelphia, Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Art String
Quartet and the United States Army Strings before becoming a member of the
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 1975 where performs as Co-Principal viola.
the SPCO he hs also been
heard giving performances with Aspen Chamber Symphony, the Santa Fe Opera
and various American orchestras as well as performing in several string
quartets and the Vienna Trio.
He has also performed at several music festivals such as Alexandria’s Festival of the Lakes, Cascade
Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, ojai
Festival and the Wintegreen (VA) Festival.
No stranger to
the recording studio he has performed on many albums that include Trumpet Works by Gary Bordner, Glitter
by Mariah Carey, Curiously Classical
Curious George by Curious George, All For You by Janet Jackson, Chamber Works by Women Composers by
The Macalester Trio, Copland: Appalachian Spring, Kodaly/Bartok and Winter Morning Walks by The Saint
Paul Chamber Orchestra and the soundtrack of Monster’s Ball.
In the field
of musical education he has been on the faculties of Macalester College, Madeline Island Music Camp and the University of St. Thomas.
He has also been the artist-in-residence at North Carolina School of the Arts and held master classes at
the Kansas City Conservatory and the University of Minnesota.
is the violinist Anne Strasser.