WALTER TRAMPLER Biography - Musicians


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Name: Walter Trampler                                                             
Born: 25 August 1915                                                             
Died: 27 September 1997                                                           
Walter Trampler (August 25, 1915, Munich - September 27, 1997, Port Joli, Nova   
Scotia) was a virtuoso performer and teacher of the viola and viola d'amore. He   
began to study music at the age of 6, learning from his father, a violinist. In   
his youth, he toured Europe performing as the violist of the Strub String         
Quartet. Later, he served as the principal violist in the Berlin Radio Orchestra. 
He came to the United States in 1939, served in the United States Army during     
World War II, and then returned to a life of music teaching, performing, and     
recording. He was a founding member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln       
He was known for his love of music spanning several centuries, from Baroque to   
20th Century works, even inspiring Luciano Berio to write a piece for him. He     
made numerous recordings. In addition to performing extensively in Europe and     
the United states as a soloist and a chamber musician, he also taught many       
students at Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Yale School of Music,           
and Boston University.