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Neal Gripp

, viola

Appointed principal viola of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in 1990, Neal Gripp has been characterized by William Primrose as a “true virtuoso.” His solo performances with orchestra include concerts in Alice Tully Hall, and at the Aspen Music Festival, where he won the viola competition. He has performed as soloist with Charles Dutoit, John Nelson, Gunther Herbig and Bramwell Tovey. He has recorded Berlioz’s Harold In Italy with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for CBC Television, and Glenn Buhr’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Neal Gripp holds a doctorate from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Lillian Fuchs, winning the Juilliard viola competition and the Joseph Machlis Prize. He currently teaches at the Université de Montréal and the University of Ottawa.
 
Autour de la harpe
Jennifer Swartz
ACD22356
May, 2006