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Meredith Treaster

Meredith Treaster Portrait

Meredith Treaster, originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, joined ASO in 2015. Prior to moving to Birmingham, she taught viola classes in underserved schools in New York City, and was the event coordinator for the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Initiative, organizing symposiums at Juilliard as well as hospital outreach performances for the terminally ill. An avid performer of new music, Meredith performed frequently as the principal violist of AXIOM and soloist with the New Juilliard Ensemble. She was hailed by the New York Times as “soulful yet refined” and “appropriately rough and folksy” for her New York premiere of Donald Crockett’s 'to airy thinness beat' at the Museum of Modern Art. She has been the principal violist of numerous orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic, Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard Lab Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and has performed regularly in venues including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Jordan Hall. Meredith received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at Juilliard as a student of Misha Amory and Masao Kawasaki.

BM in Viola Performance, The Juilliard School
MM in Viola Performance, The Juilliard School
ASO Member Since 2015