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About Roland Glassl

German violist Roland Glassl was born in Ingolstadt, Germany to a family of violin makers, and he plays an instrument made by his father, who also gave him his first lessons. He studied with Ana Chumachenko at the University of Music in Munich, where he earned his diploma. He later moved to the United States, where he studied violin with Paul Biss and viola with Atar Arad at Indiana University. As a soloist, Glassl has appeared with the German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Niederösterreich Tonkünstler-Orchester, the China National Opera House Symphony Orchestra, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, and the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra. Glassl also performed and recorded with the Mandelring Quartet from 1999 to 2015. He has also performed chamber music with Julia Fischer, Michael Sanderling, Lisa Batiashvili, Miriam Fried, Pekka Kuusisto, Sharon Kam, Leon Fleisher, Michael Tree, and Hariolf Schlichtig. Glassl has recorded for Audite, Thorofon, Neos Classics, and Brilliant Classics. ~ Blair Sanderson