Violist Daphne Gerling currently enjoys a versatile and dynamic career as a teacher, chamber musician, recitalist, adjudicator, and solo performer. Since the fall of 2011 she has been on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music, where she is senior artist teacher of viola and chamber music, and associate director of the Summer String Institute. Her performances have taken her to leading venues in the U.S., Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Italy, Austria, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Honduras and Vietnam, and to music festivals including Aspen, Bowdoin, Encore, NYU, Sarasota, Bad Leonfelden, Norfolk (UK), Staunton (VA), Düsseldorf-Benrath, Internationale Händel Festspiele Karlsruhe, and Neuburg, Bavaria. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, she is a graduate of the Walnut Hill School and New England Conservatory, and holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Rice University, where she studied primarily with Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Karen Ritscher and James Dunham. She furthered her studies with Thomas Riebl, Simon Rowland-Jones and Heidi Castleman, among others.
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