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Dov Scheindlin


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Acclaimed by the New York Times as an “extraordinary violist” of “immense flair,” Dov Scheindlin has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets. His chamber music career has brought him to 28 countries around the globe, and won him the Siemens Prize in 1999.

Dov Scheindlin has appeared as soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, the Paris Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic.

He has regularly participated in summer festivals such as those in Salzburg, Luzern, and Tanglewood. Mr. Scheindlin has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Chamber Ensembles. His chamber music partners have included members of the Juilliard, Alban Berg, Tokyo, and Borodin String Quartets, as well as concertmasters of many major symphony orchestras.

As a member of the Arditti Quartet, he gave nearly 100 world premières, among them new works by Elliott Carter, György Kurtág, Thomas Adès, and Wolfgang Rihm.

He has also been broadcast on NPR, BBC, CBC, and on German, French, Swiss, Austrian, Dutch and Belgian national radio networks.

Dov Scheindlin was raised in New York City, where he studied with Samuel Rhodes and William Lincer at the Juilliard School.

He has taught viola and chamber music at Harvard, Wilfrid Laurier University and Tanglewood.

Dov Scheindlin currently lives in New York where he is a frequent performer with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Scheindlin has recorded extensively for EMI, Teldec, Auvidis, Col Legno, and Mode, and won the Gramophone Award in 2002 for the Arditti Quartet’s recording of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Shadows.

Mr. Scheindlin plays a viola by Francesco Bissolotti of Cremona, made in 1975.

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