Kazuhide Isomura, viola

Violist Kazuhide Isomura is a founding member of the Tokyo String Quartet. He is a graduate of the Toho Academy, where he studied with Jeanne Isnard, Kenji Kobayashi and Hideo Saito. Upon his arrival in the USA, he became assistant concert master of the Nashville Symphony, but his love for chamber music and the violin led him to The Juilliard School, where, on full scholarship, he studied violin with Ivan Galamian and Paul Makanowitsky, chamber music with Robert Mann and Raphael Hillyer, and viola with Walter Trampler. He also records solo viola repertoire for MusicMasters/Musical Heritage Society.