Acting Principal Viola
Canadian Violist Theresa Rudolph is an active chamber musician, recitalist, and orchestral player. Theresa joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Viola in 2011, and is currently performing as Acting Principal Viola. She is also a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 2018. Theresa began her orchestral career as the youngest member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21. She has also held positions with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, and performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Theresa has performed on series and festivals throughout North America, including the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, and New Music Detroit. She has also been featured several times on CBC Radio Canada. Theresa performs regularly as a member of the TSO Chamber Soloists, has appeared as guest violist with Trio Arkel, and was a member of the XIA Quartet. In the summer of 2019, she makes her debut at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Theresa enjoys many varied teaching opportunities. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Toronto, and is the viola coach of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, a position she has held since 2012. She has also served on the faculty of York University, and as a coach of the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
Theresa studied at the Vancouver Academy of Music as a student of Gerald Stanick. The recipient of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she then obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Robert Vernon. While at CIM, she toured with the Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, was a prizewinner at the prestigious Fischoff Competition, and performed in Carnegie Hall.
Current as of January 2019
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