Genevieve Strosser

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. Performs regularly with contemporary music ensembles such as Ensemble intercontemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien and Contrechamps under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger and others.

Until 2000, she was a member of the Ensemble Modern. She has also played in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Carlo Maria Giulini and Sir Georg Solti. She has performed in the classical chamber music repertoire with partners such as Gordan Nikolitch, Jeanguihen Queyras, Muriel Cantoreggi, Antje Weithaas and Felix Renggli. She was a member of the Vellinger String Quartet in London. As a solo violist, she is regularly invited to perform with the Auvergne Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchesta de Cadaquès (Spain), Philharmonia Orchestra London and Brussels Orchestre de La Monnaie.

Geneviève Strosser participates in numerous festivals such as Musica, Berliner Festwochen, Salzburg, Ars Musica, Agora, Wien Modern, Davos and Witten.

With a repertoire of solo pieces – including the great viola works of the 20th century – Geneviève Strosser also works closely with contemporary composers: Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, George Benjamin, Helmut Lachenmann. Stefano Gervasoni and Hugues Dufourt have dedicated viola concertos to her, and she has premiered several works by Georges Aperghis and performed in his music theater pieces (Commentaires, Machinations, Un Temps Bis).

In addition to her performing activities, Geneviève Strosser has taught chamber music at Trinity College of Music in London, as part of the Vellinger Quartet residency, was a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, and was appointed professor at the Basel Conservatory in 2004.

Geneviève Strosser plays on an instrument built in 1660 by Mathias Albani.