17/23 Aug 2019, 7 days
Born in Tel Aviv, Arad is the winner of the Carl Flech Competition and of the Geneva International Competition. In 1980 he became a member of the Cleveland quartet and has made a world tour giving concerts. His has played with Istomin, Curzon, Emmanuel Ax, James Laredo, Yo Yo Ma and Rostropovich. He teaches viola in Aspen, Bloomington, Indiana, and Chicago. His Solo viola composition was commissioned for the ADR Munich competition.
24/30 Aug 2019, 7 days
Strehle was a student of Tibor Varga and Ulrich Kock. From 1984 to 2013 he was viola soloist with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra led by Herbert von Karajan. He was a teacher at the Karajan Academy, the Mozarteum, Yale University, and conservatories of Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, etc. He was a member of the Brandis Quartet for 25 years. Today he is a professor at the Barenboim Said academy of music Berlin.