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Lila Brown

Viola; Chamber Music Faculty

Lila Brown, violist, is co-founder and artistic director of the chamber music festival, Music from Salem, founded in 1986.

After graduating from the Juilliard School she joined the Boston Symphony. Subsequently, pursuing a  longtime goal of living in central Europe, she moved to Austria where she studied with Sandor Vegh, and became principal violist of the Camerata Academica Salzburg under his direction.

As a member of the Ensemble Modern, the world renowned ensemble for new music, Brown premiered works by Ligeti, Kurtag, Adams, Reich, Rhim, Zappa, and Lachenmann amoung others. A 25 year long association with the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England, has included tours, and concerts at Wigmore Hall.

Brown has been an assistant professor at the Vienna Hochschule, professor at the Detmold Hochschule in Dortmund,Germany, and until 2009, professor of viola at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Duesseldorf. Recently, she joined the faculty at The Boston Conservatory where she received a “ Most Distinguished Music faculty of the Year” award in 2012.

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