Arie Schachter
Seattle, WA
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Arie Schachter

Arie S.

Seattle, WA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Arie Schächter has been Assistant Principal Viola with the Seattle Symphony for over a decade. He has won several awards in international competitions, including Top Prize at the Markneukirchen International Viola Competition in 2001, and Third Prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2000. He has a Master’s degree in music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music, where he worked as a teaching assistant while pursuing his degree.

Mr. Schächter has performed in numerous music festivals throughout the United States, including the Aspen Music Festival, the Caramoor Music Festival and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. He has collaborated with members of the renowned Cleveland String Quartet and the Tokyo String Quartet. Since joining the Seattle Symphony in 2004, Mr. Schächter has been performing in various chamber music series in Seattle, including Simple Measures, Music of Remembrance and the Seattle Symphony Chamber Series.

About Arie S.

I’m a professional violist, Assistant Principal Viola with the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera. In addition to teaching viola, I am more than happy to give violin lessons up to advanced level, and can also teach music theory and composition.

We will work on developing good technique, as well as beautiful phrasing and musical expression. I think it’s very important to have a good balance between the technical, analytical, artistic and expressive aspects of playing.

With a Master’s degree in music, two prizes in major international viola competitions, and over 15 years of professional orchestral experience, I believe I can provide the highest level learning experience. More importantly, I give my students the tools they need to think for themselves, improve on their own, and become their own teachers.

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Experience

Assistant Principal Viola
Sep 2004 - Present

Seattle Symphony

I am second chair in the viola section of the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera, which means that I often act principal and lead the viola section.

Education

Masters in Viola Performance
Sep 2000 - Jun 2003

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Bachelors in Viola Performance
Sep 1996 - Jun 2000

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Hebrew

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Top prize
May 2001

International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen

Third prize
Aug 2000

Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

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