Dimitri Murrath | viola
Born in Brussels, Belgian American violist Dimitri Murrath has made his mark as a soloist on the international scene, performing regularly in venues including Jordan Hall and the Kennedy Center in the United States, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Royal Festival Hall in London, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, the National Auditorium in Madrid, and Theatre de la Ville de Paris. His first solo album, “Beginnings” was released in the fall of 2017 and features the viola music of Henri Vieuxtemps, Rebecca Clarke and Paul Hindemith.
Mr. Murrath received the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant which gives professional assistance to instrumentalists judged to have exceptional career potential. He graduated from the New England Conservatory in 2008, the same year he won First Prize at the Primrose Viola Competition. Other awards include second prize at the First Tokyo International Viola Competition and special prize for contemporary work at the ARD Munich Competition. In 2012,
He was named Laureate of the Juventus Festival, an award recognizing young European soloists.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Murrath is a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society. He has collaborated with musicians including Richard Goode, Miriam Fried, Gidon Kremer, Laurence Lesser, Menahem Pressler, David Soyer, Mitsuko Uchida, Donald Weilerstein, and Kim Kashkashian, his tutor at the New England Conservatory. He has performed in festivals that include Ravinia's Steans Institute for Young Artists, Verbier Festival Academy, Caramoor Rising Stars, ChamberFest Cleveland, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Juventus Festival, and Marlboro Music Festival.
Since 2017, Dimitri Murrath is professor of viola and chair of chamber music faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Prior to that, he taught viola at the New England Conservatory for 8 years. He participates in the Music for Food Project, that raises awareness of the hunger problem faced by a large percentage of the world's population, and provides an opportunity to experience the powerful role music can play as a catalyst for change.