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Carlos Maria Solare

International Viola Society
Born in 1960 in Buenos Aires, Carlos Maria Solare studied viola there with Tomás Tichauer. In 1980 he went to Berlin with a scholarship of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation and has remained there ever since. As a fellow of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, he had lessons with former BPO
principal, Giusto Cappone. He graduated from the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin under the guidance of Bruno Giuranna and Hans-Joachim Greiner. In addition, he attended masterclasses with William Primrose, Gérard Caussé, Donald McInnes und Ulrich Koch. He was principal viola of the RIAS Youth Orchestra, with which he appeared as a soloist in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy und Mozart’s Serenata Notturna (the latter with the former BPO concertmaster, Michel Schwalbé). Mr. Solare works as a freelance player in Berlin; he taught at the Leo Kestenberg Music School (1984-2001) and has coached the viola section of both the Berlin Youth Orchestra and String Orchestra.
He was a member of the Schmalenberg String Quartet (1996-99), and
 is principal viola of the Schaffrath Chamber Orchestra. A member of the German Viola Society and the International Viola d’Amore Society, he has been a featured performer at many international congresses. Mr. Solare received a degree in Musicology from the Freie Universität, Berlin. He writes regularly for The Strad, Opera and Fono Forum magazines, and is the current president of the International Viola Society.