Dov Scheindlin, viola
Acclaimed by the New York Times as an “extraordinary violist” of “immense flair,” Dov Scheindlin is a member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and an associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He is a member of Quartet 212, and has also been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki, and Chester string quartets, as well as a guest violist with the Mendelssohn and Borromeo string quartets. His chamber music career has taken him to 28 countries around the globe, and won him the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 1999. He has appeared as soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, France Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Munich Philharmonic. Mr. Scheindlin has recorded extensively for EMI, Teldec, Auvidis, Col Legno, and Mode, and won the Gramophone Award in 2002 for the Arditti Quartet’s recording of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Shadows. As a member of the Arditti Quartet, he gave nearly 100 world premieres, among them new works by Benjamin Britten, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág, Thomas Adès, and Wolfgang Rihm. He plays a viola made by Gaetano Gadda in 1928.