Joan DerHovsepian Viola


Violist Joan DerHovsepian became a member of the Houston Symphony in  1999, after serving two seasons as Principal Violist of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She has been an instructor in Viola Orchestral Repertoire at The Shepherd School of Music since the fall of 2001. As a member of the Everest String Quartet, Ms. DerHovsepian concretized throughout the U.S. and Canada and won top prizes in the Banff and Fischoff competitions, as well as holding the string quartet residency with the  Midland-Odessa Symphony. She played in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1992-94. DerHovsepian performs in the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Peninsula Music Festival each summer and has participated in the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals. She has been a soloist with the Peninsula Music Festival, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Concord Chamber Orchestra of Milwaukee. Ms. DerHovsepian was a top prizewinner of the 1995 William Primrose Memorial Scholarship Competition.   Her teachers include James Dunham and Kim Kashkashian.