Teachers – Viola

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21 February 2021

Isabel Charisius

Viola Master Class

Isabel Charisius is one of the greatest viola and chamber music performers of her generation, a member of the legendary Alban Berg Quartet, a soloist and first viola for major orchestras. For a number of years, Isabel has been involved in the training of young musicians. Recognized for her teaching of viola and chamber music, her contribution to the universities of Cologne and Lucerne and her master classes have led to the creation of a large body of past pupils.

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Isabel Charisius is one of the finest violists and chamber musicians of her generation. As a member of the legendary Alban Berg Quartet, soloist and solo violist with leading orchestras, Isabel has appeared regularly at the most prestigious venues in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She enjoys working in projects with distinguished string quartets, various ensembles and many renowned soloists at international venues and is frequently invited as a jury member on top international competitions.

For many years, Isabel has been dedicated to the development of new generations of musicians. She is an internationally recognised teacher of viola and chamber music. Her prolific teaching activity at the Universities of Cologne and Lucerne as well as a wide range of masterclasses at some of the most prestigious institutions gave rise to a large community of alumni. Students of Isabel can be found among the winners of international competitions and many of them are members of the world’s finest ensembles and orchestras.

Isabel Charisius plays the extraordinary viola «ABQ» by Laurentius Storioni (1780).

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