We are lucky to have Diemut Poppen and Stephanie Baer as viola teachers during our strings program week 2 (7th-11th August).


Diemut Poppen is one of the most outstanding violists of her generation. As a soloist and chamber musician she has appeared in the most important music centres around the world.

Poppen’s repertoire is exceptionally wide. It spans from the classical viola concertos to all combinations of chamber music as well as contemporary music. Several composers have written new pieces for her.

Diemut Poppen is Professor for Viola and Chamber Music at Hfm Detmold, at the Escuela de Musica Reina Sofia Madrid and at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.


Stephanie Baer, Director of String Studies, Professor of Viola and Professor of Chamber Music at NYU, has been an active member of the New York musical community for many years. A widely experienced chamber musician, Ms. Baer has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.

She is a former principal violist of the New Jersey Symphony and has performed with Orpheus, the New York City Ballet, the New York City Opera, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and many other ensembles in the New York area. Ms. Baer has been on the faculties of Bard College, Vassar College and the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College.

Remember to apply by April 16th!