Head of 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. Gazouleas held the Harlan Anderson Chair in the BSO and led the viola section on many occasions, notably with conductors such as Colin Davis, Kurt Masur and Andre Previn. He was active in orchestra governance and chaired the orchestra's Artistic Advisory committee. He also served on the search committee that selected Andris Nelsons to be the orchestra's Music Director.
As a chamber musician, Gazouleas has appeared with members of many string quartets, among them Fine Arts, Pacifica, Muir and Audubon. He was a prize winner at the Eighth International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France and has collaborated with many other artists including Christian Tetzlaff, Stephanie Blythe, Roberto Diaz, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and the principal string players of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Gazouleas held faculty appointments at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College and New England Conservatory where he taught Orchestral Repertoire for violists and co-founded and taught NEC's pathbreaking program in Entrepreneurship for Musicians. In 2017 he was appointed Visiting Viola Faculty at the Curtis Institute.
Ed Gazouleas was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony and attended Yale University. He graduated from the Curtis Institute where he studied with Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle.