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Felix Ungar

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
A teacher at the Collegiate and Junior Divisions of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing
Arts and Artist-Teacher and Lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, American violist Felix
Ungar has been invited to give lectures and masterclasses at the American Viola Society Festival
at Oberlin, International Viola Congress in Wellington New Zealand, Cleveland Institute of
Music, Shanghai Conservatory, Taipei National University of the Arts, HKBU, Guangdong Viola
Club, and on behalf of the US Department of State. Ungar has studied and performed at music
festivals in North America, Asia, and throughout Europe, including Prussia Cove, Prades,
Recontres Musicales at Menuhin Academie, Kneisel Hall, Music Academy of the West at Santa
Barbara, and Banff, among others. He has performed chamber music with members of the
Vienna Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and faculty of the Eastman School of Music, where
he completed his Doctorate. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland
Institute of Music, and in conjunction with his undergraduate studies, Ungar also received a
double-minor in East Asian Studies and Mandarin Chinese from Case Western Reserve
His principal teachers were Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Carol Rodland, and Donald McInnes.
Ungar was a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant, working with composers on
new music for viola throughout Taiwan for one year. Other research Ungar has presented include
tremolo in the works for solo viola by Luciano Berio and Salvatore Sciarrino. For his doctoral
research project Ungar worked with past members of the Cleveland Quartet and published The
Sum of Its Parts: The Cleveland Quartet and its Lasting Legacy in Chamber Music.

My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, November 21

09:00 CET