United States of America
Praised for her versatility and creativity, violist Renate Falkner enjoys an active career as an orchestral and chamber musician. Equally at home on both modern and baroque viola, she performs regularly with groups such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Boston Baroque, and Artis-Naples. Summer appearances have included the Verbier Festival, the Spoleto Festival, a faculty appointment at the Carvalho Festival of Music in Fortaleza, Brazil, and annually at the Bellingham Festival of Music in Washington. Currently she is on the faculty of George Mason University’s School of Music and Peabody Preparatory, and serves on the board of the American Viola Society. Dr. Falkner’s mentors include Roland Vamos, while at studying at the Oberlin Conservatory, Jesse Levine at the Yale School of Music, and Pamela Ryan, at Florida State University, where she earned a doctorate exploring the viola music of English composer York Bowen.