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Jonathan Chu – viola

Chu_JonathanViolinist and violist Jonathan Chu can be found on many different musical stages. As a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and BSO, he toured throughout Asia and Europe. Most recently, Mr. Chu has joined the St Louis Symphony as assistant principal viola. Aside from his orchestral work, Mr. Chu has performed with the Musicians from Marlboro and Caramoor’s “Rising Stars” series. With the Fader Piano Quartet, he was a prizewinner at the Coleman Competition in Pasadena, CA, and is a founding member of the Io String Quartet. Chu can also be found on albums of the indie rockband Vampire Weekend playing both violin and viola. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and the Juilliard School, where he received a Master of Music studying with Robert Mann. He plays on a violin made in 1823 by Nicolas Lupot, a gift from his former teacher Marianne Pashler, and a viola made in 2004 by Hiroshi Iizuka. He is a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.