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Geneviève Strosser

Geneviève Strosser
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After studying viola in the class of Claude Ducrocq in Strasbourg, Geneviève Strosser took lessons with Serge Collot and Jean Sulem at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and attended master classes with Nobuko Imai, Bruno Giuranna Yuri Bashmet, Franco Donatoni and György Kurtág.

Regularly performs with new music ensembles such as Ensemble intercontemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien and Contrechamps under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and Heinz Holliger among others. Until 2000 she was a member of the Ensemble Modern. She also played in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Georg Solti.

With a repertoire of solo piecesincluding the great viola works of the 20th centuryGeneviève Strosser works closely with contemporary composers such as Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, George Benjamin, Helmut Lachenmann. Stefano Gervasoni and Hugues Dufourt have dedicated viola concertos to her. She has premiered several works by Georges Aperghis and performed in his music theater pieces (Commentaires, Machinations, Un Temps Bis). In 2004 Geneviève Strosser was appointed professor at the Musikhochschule Basel. She plays on an instrument by Mathias Albani, built in 1660.