The Aronoff Chamber Players is the Max Aronoff Viola Institute’s premier faculty ensemble. Violinists Marjory Noble and Karin Choo, violist Joyce Ramée, cellist Amy Windus and pianist Kevin Aanerud are established professionals in the northwest, performing and serving as teachers, clinicians and recitalists. In addition to full-length concerts, the Aronoff Chamber Players offer Command Performances as part of some workshops, promoting interaction between students and professionals. These informal performances feature classical literature, program notes and question-answer sessions. Inquiries about workshops and concerts are always welcome: 253-230-2689; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aronoff Chamber Players welcome guest cellist Richard Treat for our concerts this season. Thank you, Richard!
Max Aronoff (1906-1981) was violist of the Curtis String Quartet and teacher at the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Mr. Aronoff was the first student admitted to Curtis when the school opened and was in its first graduating class in 1934. Upon graduation, Mr. Aronoff joined the Curtis faculty, a position he held until his death. In 1943, Max Aronoff founded the New School of Music. Under his direction, the New School developed a fine reputation as a conservatory, specializing in training orchestral musicians. During the fifty-two year performing career of the Curtis String Quartet, Max Aronoff and his colleagues toured the United States and Europe. Their dedication to training young musicians was legendary. For two generations, students of Max Aronoff have been among the most accomplished violists in professional orchestras, chamber ensembles, and teaching positions at conservatories and universities throughout the United States. The Max Aronoff Viola Institute (MAVI) was founded in 1990 by Joyce Ramee and Charles Noble, to honor the memory of Max Aronoff and to continue his teaching legacy. Now in its 26th year, MAVI is a 501(c)(3) educational, nonprofit organization designed to offer study opportunities to musicians of all ages through year-round concerts, workshops and other activities.