Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree to Join USC Thornton Faculty


It has been announced that 79 year old American violist Michael Tree is set to join The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music teaching faculty - in September, 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael Tree to our Strings faculty,” Dean Robert Cutietta, has said. “He will join two first-rate viola instructors in Karen Dreyfus and Che-Yen Chen.  Both are former students of Michael, and the combined artistic excellence of the three is of the highest order.”

A student of Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr Tree made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1954 - and served with the Guarneri String Quartet from 1964 to 2009.