Chamber Music Faculty

Norman  Fischer

Norman Fischer

Chamber Music Program Head


Norman Fischer has performed on five continents and in 49 of the 50 United States.
Thomas  Adès

Thomas Adès

Born in London in 1971, Thomas Adès studied piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and read music at King’s College, Cambridge.
Emanuel  Ax

Emanuel Ax


Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy.
Roberto  Diaz

Roberto Diaz

A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin.
Stephen   Drury

Stephen Drury

Pianist and conductor Stephen Drury has performed throughout the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to the music of today.
Edward  Gazouleas

Edward Gazouleas

Advisor, orchestral studies

Professor of Viola at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University since 2012, Ed Gazouleas previously was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 24 seasons.
Andrew  Jennings

Andrew Jennings

violin, chamber music faculty

Naumburg-Award-winning violinist Andrew Jennings has achieved international acclaim as both a performer and a teacher.
Meng-Chieh  Liu

Meng-Chieh Liu

A recipient of the 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Meng-Chieh Liu first made headlines in 1993 as a 21-year-old student, when he substituted for André Watts at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with three hours' notice.
Yo-Yo  Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.
Pamela  Frank

Pamela Frank

American violinist Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. In addition to her extensive schedule of engagements with prestigious orchestras throughout the world and her recitals on the leading concert stages, she is regularly sought after as a chamber music partner by today's most distinguished soloists and ensembles.
Garrick   Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.
Howard  Nelson

Howard Nelson

Howard Nelson has been a physical therapist for 27 years. He began working at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 1988, and then worked for 10 years at Hospital for Special Surgery, also in NYC.
Samuel  Rhodes

Samuel Rhodes


Samuel Rhodes is celebrating his 41st year as a member of both the Juilliard String Quartet and the faculty of The Juilliard School where he is chairman of the viola department. He has been a participant in the Marlboro Festival since 1960 and is a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center.
Joel  Smirnoff

Joel Smirnoff

Conductor, violinist and eminent pedagogue, Joel Smirnoff served as President of the Cleveland Institute of Music from 2008 until 2016, holding the Mary Elizabeth Callahan President’s Chair.
Joseph  Lin

Joseph Lin

An active solo and chamber musician, Joseph Lin has performed at such venues as Symphony Hall in Boston, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Town Hall in Auckland.
Ronald  Copes

Ronald Copes

Praised by audiences and critics alike for his insightful artistry, violinist Ronald Copes has received international acclaim as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
Roger  Tapping

Roger Tapping

Roger Tapping joined the Juilliard Quartet and the Juilliard School viola faculty in 2013.
Astrid  Schween

Astrid Schween

Cellist Astrid Schween is an internationally recognized soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. Her recent appearances have included performances with the Boston, Memphis, Detroit and Seattle Chamber Music societies, the Boston Trio and ongoing recital partnerships with celebrated pianists Randall Hodgkinson and Michael Gurt.