Meredith Treaster

MeredithMeredith Treaster joined the viola section of Alabama Symphony Orchestra in December 2015. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, she attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Massachusetts as well as the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. At age sixteen, she performed Brahms Piano Quintet at Carnegie Hall with her quartet and renowned pianist Hae-Sun Paik. Since then, she has become equally devoted to her passions for chamber and contemporary music. She has given chamber concerts across the United States, recent highlights including the George Perle Centennial Celebration and the closing performance of Juilliard’s 2015 ChamberFest. An avid performer of new music, Meredith performed frequently as principal violist with AXIOM and the New Juilliard Ensemble. She has also premiered and recorded several new works in New York City and at the Aspen Music Festival. As a soloist with the New Juilliard Ensemble, Meredith was hailed by the New York Times as “soulful yet refined” and “appropriately rough and folksy” for her New York premiere of Donald Crockett’s to airy thinness beat at the Museum of Modern Art, and as “excellent” for her performance of John Woolrich’s Envoi in Alice Tully Hall. Meredith gave a repeat performance of Crockett’s work a year later with Musica Nova at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Meredith was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2015, and has attended the Aspen Music Festival eight times, where she served as principal and mentor for the Aspen Concert and Philharmonic orchestras, and as a Fellowship recipient in the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Meredith was the event coordinator for the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Initiative, organizing symposiums at Juilliard as well as hospital outreach performances for the terminally ill.
Meredith has been the principal violist of numerous orchestras including the Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard Lab Orchestra, New Juilliard Ensemble, Aspen Concert Orchestra, and Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, also serving as a substitute violist for the New World Symphony in Miami. She has performed regularly in venues including Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Jordan Hall. Meredith received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at Juilliard as a student of Misha Amory and Masao Kawasaki. She has taught viola classes in the NYC public schools and Success Academy charter schools, and substitute taught at Santa Fe Talent Education Suzuki Music Center.