Aspen Music Festival And School

Ben Ullery Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • viola

Faculty Details

  • Does not teach privately

Ben Ullery is assistant principal viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 2012. He has performed as guest principal viola with the Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Australian Chamber Orchestra. Before moving to L.A. he spent three seasons with the Minnesota Orchestra. Ullery has been featured in chamber music performances on NPR’s Performance Today as well as local broadcasts on KUSC in Los Angeles and Minnesota Public Radio. Recent summer festival appearances include the Aspen, Mainly Mozart, Grand Teton, Mozaic, Leksand, and Music in the Vineyards festivals. He has also been featured on chamber music series across the country including Emerald City, Music at Millford, La Sierra University, Chamber Music OC, and the Capitol Ensemble. He also performs on the LA Philharmonic’s chamber music series.

Ullery is a faculty member at the Colburn School, where he teaches orchestral repertoire and coaches the Colburn Orchestra’s viola section. His students have gone on to hold positions in major orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Ullery is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied violin with Gregory Fulkerson. He later attended New England Conservatory and the Colburn School, studying with James Buswell and Paul Coletti, respectively.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO