Peter Slowik, Robert W. Wheeler Professor of Viola at Oberlin College, is in high demand as an artist-teacher. He has recorded on the Deutsche Grammophon, deutsche harmonia mundi/BMG, American Grammophone, Erato and Cedille labels. An active chamber musician, Mr. Slowik has performed with William Preucil, Anner Bylsma, and Leonard Rose, the Mirecourt Trio, the Jasper, Saint Petersburg and Vermeer Quartets, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, and members of the Cleveland quartet. Past orchestral associations include service as Principal Violist of the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, and the American Sinfonietta. Recent master class appearances have taken him to Australia, New Zealand, China, Europe, Canada, and most of the significant US conservatories.
Mr. Slowik is Chairman of Strings and Robert W. Wheeler Professor of Viola at Oberlin College, and also as Artistic Director for the chamber music program Credo. Past teaching posts include Northwestern University, Indiana University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Eastman School of Music. He has been named to the highest teaching awards at both Oberlin and Northwestern.
Mr. Slowik brings all of his life experiences into his teaching by molding and guiding students to pursue and achieve any dream they wish. On Saturday, April 6 from 2-4pm in Old Cabell Hall 113, select UVa viola students will perform and receive new insights into the classic viola repertoire. All are invited to attend.