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John Largess

Violist John Largess began his studies in Boston at age 12 in the public schools, studyingwith Michael Zaretsky of the Boston Symphony, and later as a student of Michael Tree at theCurtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 1995, he graduated from Yale University to jointhe Colorado String Quartet as interim violist with whom he toured the United States andCanada teaching and concertizing. The following year he was appointed principal violist ofthe Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina, a position he held until joining theMiró Quartet in 1997. Also an active speaker and writer about all things chamber?musical, in 2004 Mr. Largesswas invited to give a week?long audience lecture series as a part of the Eighth InternationalString Quartet Competition at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; he repeatedthis series in 2007, and will do so again in 2010.