Born in Brussels, Belgian violist Dimitri Murrath has made his mark as a viola soloist on the international scene, performing regularly in venues including Jordan Hall, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Royal Festival Hall (London), the National Auditorium (Madrid), and Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels). Mr. Murrath has won numerous awards, including First Prize winner at the Primrose Viola Competition and Second Prize at the Tokyo International Viola Competition. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Murrath has collaborated with musicians that include Miriam Fried, Gidon Kremer, Laurence Lesser, Paul Katz, Menahem Pressler, David Soyer and Radovan Vlatkovic. Festivals include Ravinia’s Steans Institute for Young Artists, Verbier Festival Academy, Caramoor, and Marlboro Music Festival. With repertoire extending from Bach to contemporary music by Ligeti, Kurtag and Sciarrino, Murrath is particularly keen on performing new works. He has taken part in the Park Lane Group New Year Series in London to great critical acclaim, as well as commissioned, given the world premieres, and recorded several solo works by Edwin Roxburgh and Michel Lysight.
Mr. Murrath studied with Natalia Boyarsky at the Yehudi Menuhin School, David Takeno in London and with Kim Kashkashian for an Artist Diploma at NEC. He is now on the viola faculty of NEC and Longy School.