Agnes Maurer, Viola

Agnes Maurer -- Viola

is a native of France, where she studied the violin privately. At the age of sixteen, she joined the Ensemble Instrumental Andree Colson, a professional chamber orchestra. In the United States, she studied with Karen Tuttle, Kim Kashkashian and Geoffrey Michaels, at the Peabody Conservatory and the New School of Music. She teaches violin and viola at her home studio and also directs a summer music camp for young string players in New Ringgold, PA. Mrs. Maurer is principal violist with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Lehigh University Choral Arts Orchestra and with the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra. She is a very active chamber musician, and a member of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble (now in its 28th season) of which she is also co-founder and executive director. Her solo appearances have included performances of Stamitz, Handel-Casadesus, and Telemann viola Concerti, “Harold in Italy” by Berlioz, and Mozart Symphonie Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra with Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra Atlanta, Bloomsburg Chamber Orchestra and others. Mrs. Maurer enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, knitting, and learning foreign languages.