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Introducing Ryan Fox

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Where are you from?

Cleveland.

Where and with whom have you previously studied, and who is your current teacher?

Peter Slowik; currently with Ivo van der Werff.

What or whom are your most important musical influences?

The recordings I have of my favorite works by brilliant performers/orchestras

What are your favorite viola pieces and why?

Vaughan-Williams Romance. It isn’t overplayed, and the tonal-language he uses is simply fascinating to me. It is extremely expressive in a way that isn’t completely tonal, yet not indescribable/completely abstract. A perfect balance in my opinion.

Ideally where would you like to be in 10 years time?

I would love to be a member in a professional string quartet.

Who are your favorite violists and why?

Lawrence Power, Jennifer Stumm, Pinchas Zukerman.

Who is the maker of your instrument and bow?

I’m in between instruments at the moment, but I currently am playing on a Lorenzo Storioni.

If you didn’t play the viola, what instrument would you play?

I would without a doubt play the piano!


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