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Upcoming Events

  • Musical Luncheon Series: CIM Alumni Giving Back

    May 25, 2016, 11:15 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Many CIM alumni stay in Cleveland after graduation. They’re performers and musical entrepreneurs building their own music ensembles, series and festivals and bringing the joy of music to the community in new and creative ways.  Join us as they share their talent and experiences.  Our host is pianist, Shuai Wang.

  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.
  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jason Vieaux, guitar


Kirsten Docter is a member of the Naumburg Chamber Music award-winning Cavani String Quartet. A first prize winner of both the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions, she has performed on major concert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe. Festivals include Aspen, Yellow Barn, Mimir (TX and Melbourne, Australia), Banff Centre for the Arts, Sitka Summer Music, Interlochen, Madeline Island, Kneisel Hall, Yale Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk and Perlman Music Program. She served on the juries of the 2011 Primrose International Viola and the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competitions. Docter has collaborated with such musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Jaime Laredo, Alisa Weilerstein, Stephanie Blythe, Nathan Gunn as well as members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Takács, Emerson, Borodin and Amadeus String Quartets. She can be heard on the Azica, New World and Gasparo Records labels. 


Docter and her colleagues in the Cavani Quartet serve as ensemble-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The ensembles’ appearances include Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Festival de L’Epau in France and the Honolulu Chamber Music Society. The Quartet has been featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and St. Paul Sunday, NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS television. They have received the ASCAP-Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, two Guarneri String Quartet Residency Awards and eight Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grants. They were formerly in residence at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale. 

 A member of the viola and chamber music faculties at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Docter has also taught at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Jeffery Irvine and Lynne Ramsey, she continued her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Karen Tuttle.

E-mail: kirsten.docter@cim.edu


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