Kirsten Docter

Chamber Music; Violist, Cavani String Quartet, received a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College. She also undertook further studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. Teachers have included Karen Tuttle, Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. She was first-prize winner in the 1991 Primrose International and 1992 American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions. As a member of the Cavani Quartet, she has been winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, performed throughout North America and Europe, and appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Festival L'Epau in France. The Quartet has been heard on numerous recordings on Azica Records and New World Records. Collaborations include violinists Itzhak Perlman, Robert Mann, and Donald Weilerstein; pianists Anton Nel and Warren Jones; cellist Joel Krosnick; and soprano Stephanie Blythe. A dedicated teacher of viola and chamber music, she has given master classes throughout the U.S. She is also treasurer of the Ohio Viola Society. Ms. Docter was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1993.


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Conservatory Studies

Adrian Daly

Dean of the Conservatory

216.791.5000 ext. 204

Caryn Reynolds

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

216.791.5000 ext. 273

Hallie Moore

Conservatory Registrar

216.791.5000 ext. 230

Kristen G. Zalar

Assistant Registrar
International Student Advisor

216.791.5000 ext. 233


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