Scott Woolweaver, Violist

scott-woolweaver-rs(1)Scott Woolweaver, violist, graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan School of Music before moving to Boston for graduate work with Walter Trampler. He was a founding member of the Boston Composers String Quartet, which won the silver medal at the 1993 String Quartet and Chamber Music Festa in Osaka, Japan, and with the Quartet performed across the United States and Europe. He is violist of the award-winning New England Piano Quartette, Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and spends summers at the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park (CO), and Adult Chamber Music Seminars at the Interlochen Arts Camp and Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill (ME).

A champion of 20th century music, Scott has premiered numerous works for the viola, many of which were written for him. He has toured Greece three times with Alea III, a contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University, and has been soloist or guest artist with numerous organizations across the United States, including the Boston Chamber Music Society, Bay Chamber Concerts, the Cape & Islands Festival, Chamber Artists of Washington DC, Collage New Music, the Bangor (ME) Symphony, Les Violons du Roy (Quebec), the Handel & Haydn Society, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. In 1985 he was a founding member of Chamber Music East (faculty, alumni and friends of the New England Conservatory) and the First Monday Series at Jordan Hall.

Scott is a faculty member of the All Newton Music School, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts (Boston Campus) and has recorded for Orion, Koch International, TelDec, Audiofon, Albany Records, Decca, and Northeastern Records.

In January 1999, Scott joined the Ives String Quartet, which is based in San Francisco. Last fall, he was named “Artist in Residence” at Williams College.