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Daphne Gerling

University of North Texas (USA)
Violist Daphne Gerling was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to a musical family. She enjoys a versatile career as a teacher, chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist performing on both modern and baroque viola in leading venues across the U.S., Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, England, Honduras, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Vietnam. She performs regularly with the Washington Bach Consort, Cecilane Trio, and Sounds Modern. Recent collaborative projects have led her to organize the Primeiro Encontro de Violas in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2012, to present at the American String Teachers’ Association conventions in 2013, 2014 and 2017. She was a featured artist at the International Viola Congress in Cremona, Italy, the Brazilian Viola Congresses in João Pessoa in 2015 and Florianópolis in 2016, and the IVC in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2017. Following studies at New England Conservatory, Oberlin, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Rice University, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, in England, where she undertook the research for her doctoral dissertation, “Connecting Histories: Identity and Exoticism in Ernest Bloch, Rebecca Clarke and Paul Hindemith’s Viola Works of 1919.” She is currently Senior Lecturer of Viola and Chamber Music, and Associate Director of the Summer String Institute at the University of North Texas. She serves on the national board of the American Viola Society and was editor of the AVS’s blog “From the Studio,” from 2015-17. She maintains a web presence at www.daphnegerling.com