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Daniel Avshalomov is the violist of the internationally acclaimed American String Quartet, now in its fourth decade. He also performs concertos, recitals, and in collaborative concerts; he is a featured performer in festivals across the country. Before joining the Quartet, Mr. Avshalomov served as principal violist of the Aspen, Tanglewood, and Spoleto festival orchestras and with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Opera Orchestra of New York, and American Composers Orchestra and as solo violist with the Bolshoi Ballet. He was a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble. His articles appear in Notes and Strings. He has edited several viola works for publication and contributed to ASTA's Playing and Teaching the Viola. The subject of articles in Strad and Classical Pulse, Mr. Avshalomov developed Inside Passages, first presented to the New York Viola Society in 2000, and gave the premiere of Bracali's Concerto per Viola. His recording, Three Generations Avshalomov, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. He has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music since 1984 and of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1976. This season he makes appearances throughout the country. His instrument is an Andrea Amati, from 1568.

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