Colloquium Series: Justin Knoepfel, Viola

February 24 at 34:30 pm[1h 30m]
Bjorling Recital Hall

Colloquium Series: Justin Knoepfel, Viola Bjorling Recital Hall

This performance features Assistant Professor of Viola, Justin Knoepfel, performing the Arnold Bax "Sonata for viola and piano", Paul Hindemith "Duo for Viola and Cello", and Johannes Brahms "Trio, Op. 114".

This concert is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.

About the Performer:

Dr. Justin Knoepfel joined Gustavus in 2009. Dr. Knoepfel teaches viola, violin, music theory, string techniques, and is the conductor of the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Knoepfel graduated from Luther College with a bachelor of arts degree in music. Two years later he received his master of music degree in viola from the University of Minnesota. Most recently, Dr. Knoepfel received a doctorate of musical arts degree in viola performance and a secondary emphasis in music theory at the University of Minnesota's School of Music.

Dr. Knoepfel has participated as a performer and faculty member in various programs including Dorian Music Festival, Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival, Salem Music Academy, Bravo!, and the International Viola Congress. In addition, Dr. Knoepfel is a substitute violist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, and former principal violist of Exultate Chorus & Orchestra. He has performed throughout the United States and in Europe at such venues as Konzerthaus Wien, Orchestra Hall, Ordway Center, Le Jeune Lune Theatre, Bethel University, University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College and Luther College. He has performed extensively with members of the Minnesota Orchestra, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and others. His primary teachers have been Mr. Korey Konkol, Dr. Spencer Martin, and Mr. Tom Turner. His awards include the Clarence L. Torp Fellowship and the Berneking Fellowship.

ContactMara Klein — 507-933-7013
CategoryFine Arts
SponsorDepartment of Music