john stulz

John Stulz
a violist of "taut control and poetic intensity" -boston globe
a violist of "glowing tone and stunning technique" -la times

born 1988, columbus, oh USA

2006-10|university of southern california, BM (los angeles, USA)
2011-13|new england conservatory, MM (boston, USA)

2015-current|ensemble intercontemporain, viola (paris, FR)
2015-current|vivo music festival, artistic director (columbus, USA)
2012-14|carnegie hall ensemble acjw, fellow (new york, USA)
2007-15|what’s next? ensemble, executive director (los angeles, USA)

selected appearances
2014-15|marlboro music festival (vermont USA)
2014-15|klangforum wien (vienna AT)
2015|talea ensemble (new york USA)
2014|omnibus ensemble (tashkent UZ)
2013-14|st. paul chamber orchestra (st. paul USA)
2013|a far cry chamber orchestra (boston USA)
2012|boston modern orchestra project (boston USA)
2012|verbier festival orchestra (verbier CH)
2011|international ensemble modern academy (schwaz AU)
2009-11|schleswig-holstein festival orchestra (DE)
2009|lucerne festival academy (lucerne CH)
2007-08|music academy of the west (santa barbara USA)

original work
2015|the new philharmonic (omaha USA)
2015|string orchestra of brooklyn (new york USA)
2014|omnibus ensemble (tashkent UZ)
2014|spectrum (new york USA)
2014|salon concert (berlin DE)
2014|splendor (amsterdam NE)
2013|monk space (los angeles USA)

principal teachers
2011-13|kim kashkashian
2011|garth knox
2006-10|donald mcinnes
2000-04|roland and almita vamos

2016|Jeremie Szpirglas, "un reve d'enfant", accents online, january 4, 2016 (french)
2015|peter tonguette, “two longtime friends develop novel approach for VIVO music festival”, columbus dispatch, august 20, 2015
2015|jennifer hambrick, “locally grown: meet the musicians of columbus’ VIVO music festival”,, august 19, 2015
2015|casey logan, "new philharmonic to bring its a game", omaha world-herald, may 21, 2015
2014|critic’s pick, “john stulz”, time out new york, november 18, 2014
2014|jan nieuwenhuis, “distaste with diamanda: spectral edition”, muziek van nu, september 29, 2014 (dutch)
2014|peter tonguette, “quartet finds parallel between playing tunes and helping others”, columbus dispatch, june 19, 2014
2013|critic's pick, "dai fujikura works for viola", time out new york, september 26, 2013
2013|mark swed, "the viola? it's only 'naturale'", the los angeles times, august 26, 2013
2012|ben houge, “complementary ‘strange bedfellows’”, the boston musical intelligencer, january 31, 2012
2012|harlow robinson, "bmop five concertos cover some brave, new frontiers", the boston globe, january 30, 2012

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