Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson, violist, has distinguished himself as a versatile chamber, solo and orchestral musician. Mr. Wilson has appeared in collaboration with the Miami String Quartet, Eugenia Zukerman, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Melvin Chen and as a member of Lyrica Chamber Music and the Casavi String Quartet in Boston's Symphony Hall. A prizewinner in the Mosha Paranov Competition, he made his orchestral debut with the Hartt Symphony Orchestra playing Alan Shulman's Theme and Variations.

A semi-finalist in several competitions including the Primrose and Corpus Christi International Competitions, Russell recently won first prize in the Miami String Quartet Competition. An active performer, Wilson can be heard in such diverse ensembles as the Rhode Island, Portland and Vermont Symphonies, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, Mercury Consort, and the West End String Quartet, Bravo Music Festival's 2007 quartet in residence. Festival appearances include Domaine Forget, LyricaFest, Las Vegas International, The Quartet Program, Killington, Mancini Institute and Spoleto Music Festivals.

A graduate of the Longy School of Music with distinction, he completed his Master's Degree at The Hartt School of Music as a member of their prestigious 20/20 Program. He can be heard on Tullen Sound Recordings available at lyricachambermusic.org, and on an upcoming recording to include the Shulman Variations produced by the Hartt School of Music. Mr. Wilson's teachers include Laura Bossert, Steven Larson and Andrzej Grabiec.