Violist: Cleveland Quartet (Grammy Award); founding violist Sequoia Quartet (Naumburg Award).  Frequent presence in master classes and international chamber music competition juries. The Cleveland Quartet’s recording of John Corigliano’s String Quartet, written for their final tour, won the 1996 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance. Former faculty Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory (Chair of Strings and received the Louis & Adrienne Krasner Teaching Excellence Award). He is Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where he co-directs its Master of Music in String Quartet program.