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.
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.
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