John Stulz plays viola with Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, France and is the founding co-artistic director of VIVO Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio. John has performed with such organizations as the Marlboro Music Festival, Klangforum Wien (Austria), Ensemble Modern (Germany), Omnibus Ensemble (Uzbekistan), Talea Ensemble and What’s Next? Ensemble in Los Angeles which he founded and ran for seven years with the conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni.
As a teacher, John works regularly with students at the Écoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, the Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni, IRCAM's ManiFeste Academy, the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and the Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute. Prior to joining Ensemble Intercontemporain in 2015, John was a fellow of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW and holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the New England Conservatory.
John’s teachers include Donald McInnes, Kim Kashkashian, Roland and Almita Vamos, and Garth Knox.