Michael Tree, viola

A founding member of both the famed Guarneri String Quartet and the Marlboro Trio, Michael Tree was born in Newark, New Jersey. He studied the violin with Efrem Zimbalist at The Curtis Institute of Music. Following a Carnegie Hall recital debut, he appeared as a soloist on both the violin and viola with major orchestras, including those of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and his native New Jersey. As a chamber musician he has concertized throughout the world and recorded more than eighty chamber music masterpieces; prominent among them are ten piano quintets and quartets with Arthur Rubinstein. Michael Tree serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, The Curtis Institute, and the University of Maryland.