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Bringing Music to Life

A visit with Leslie Perna, Associate Professor, School of Music

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: performance music viola kids

Drawn to performance

Topics: viola performance

Perna found herself drawn to viola performance, and especially chamber music, because of the collaborative and democratic nature of the music-making process.

The Esterhàzy Quartet, the string quartet with whom Perna performs chamber music, focuses particularly on work from contemporary living composers. The Esterhàzy Quartet established residency at the Berklee College of Music in Boston six years ago, where they experience the magic of the collaborative process while working with the best student composers.