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Throughout his career, Michael Zaretsky has brought his passion for great music and the viola to a worldwide audience. This area of the website is a general accounting and diary of Michael's work and travels.

August 2007

John Williams' latest concert work, Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola, received its World Premiere on August 17 in Tanglewood. The 13-minute piece was performed by BSO violist Michael Zaretsky and violinist Victor Romanul as part of a prelude concert of violin-viola duos. On Oct. 22, Zaretsky will play the duo at Boston University with fellow faculty member Peter Zazofsky. Zaretsky and Romanul plan to record the work for a compact disc of duos.

January, 2004

Recording session at Symphony Hall, Boston of the complete Bach Cello Suites, transposed for Viola. See some photos of the session and a short video clip.

July, 2003

Invited to attend the Music Festival in Borjomi, Republic of Georgia at the invitation of Liana Issakadze, the world reknowned violinist and Festival organizer.

January, 2003

Master Class at the Instrument Craft Institute in Mexico. Photos from 2002 trip.
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