John Graham

John GrahamJohn Graham studied at the University of California at Berkeley, with Philip Burton, William Primrose, George Neikrug, Renzo Sabatini, the Griller Quartet, and, in master classes, with Pablo Casals. His long and distinguished career as a chamber musician includes membership in the Beaux-Arts Quartet, Galimir String Quartet, and Speculum Musicae and appearances as a guest artist with the Juilliard, Guarneri, Mendelssohn, Ying, Tokyo, and American Quartets, as well as with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Francesco Trios. John Graham gave the European premiere of Joseph Druckman’s Viola Concerto with the Berlin Radio Orchestra, as well as appearing as soloist with many orchestras around the world. His 3-CD series, Music for the Viola, collects much of the outstanding 20th-century solo repertoire for this instrument; his other recordings include the Mozart quintets with the Juilliard Quartet, and performances with the Galamir Quartet and as member of Speculum Musicae. John Graham’s long teaching career included periods at SUNY Stony Brook and Mannes College of Music, before he came to Eastman in 1989. John Graham taught viola at Eastman from 1989 to 2008, and received Eastman’s Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004.

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