Kim Kashkashian*

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 1989

Chamber musician and viola soloist, Kashkashian has toured extensively in the U.S. She has maintained duo partnerships with Robyn Schulkowsky and Robert Levin as well as formed working relationships with many composers. Her discography on the ECM label encompasses her wide range of interests, from 20th-century concertos to the complete sonatas of Hindemith, Brahms, Shostakovich and Bach viola da gamba,as well as new works for viola and percussion, and transcriptions of ancient Armenian song. Kashkashian currently teaches at New England Conservatory and is a former faculty member at the University of Indiana and conservatories in Freiburg and Berlin, Germany.