Committed to Opera

Dov Scheindlin, Viola Associate

Dov Scheindlin is a member and Artistic Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and an Associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets. He has performed in 28 countries around the globe, and won the Siemens Prize in 1999. He has appeared as soloist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and has recorded extensively for EMI, Teldec, and others. He won the Gramophone Award in 2002 for the Arditti Quartet’s recording of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Shadows. He has premiered chamber music by Britten, Carter, Kurtág, Adès and others. He has performed at festivals such as Salzburg, Luzern, and Tanglewood with members of the Juilliard, Alban Berg, Tokyo, and Borodin String Quartets.

Dov Scheindlin lives in New York and he plays a viola by Francesco Bissolotti of Cremona, made in 1975. He is married to Met violinist Katherine Fong, and they have a two-year-old son, Ezekiel.