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Lorenz Gamma

Los Angeles, California

Lorenz joined Violinist.com on May 24, 2006

Violinist LORENZ GAMMA is internationally active as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. As former co-leader of the Amar Quartet of Switzerland he has performed in many of Europe’s most important chamber music venues, including the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Residence in Munich, the Stefaniensaal in Graz and the Cologne Philharmonic, as well as in many other cities such as London, Paris, New York, Teheran etc. Prior to his activity with the quartet, he served as Principal of the Zurich Opera Orchestra and as concertmaster of the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle.

Mr. Gamma has often appeared as soloist with orchestra having performed over twenty different concertos and holds an extensive record of appearances on radio, both in Europe and in the United States. His radio and CD recordings include Schubert’s String Quintet and Piano Trio in E-flat, the Quartet for the End of Time by Messiæn, the complete String Quartets as well as works for Violin and Piano and the Piano Sextet by Carlos Chávez, the Dvorák Piano Quintet, two Sonatas with Keyboard and a solo partita by Bach, the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, as well as string quartets by Ullmann, Janacek, Hindemith, Shostakovich, Ravel, Debussy, Verdi, Brahms, Dvorák, Haydn and Mozart.

Having performed string quartets by more than sixty composers as well as most of the other standard chamber music repertoire Lorenz Gamma dedicates himself to coaching chamber ensembles in addition to teaching violin as a faculty member at UCLA and as a much sought after private teacher in the Los Angeles area. He is a frequent guest at various summer festivals and serves since 2003 as first violinist of two times GRAMMY ® Award winning Southwest Chamber Music.

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