Violist Bethany Hargreaves has performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician across North America, China, Europe, and Israel. Notable performances include her debut on the Millennium Stage in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, concerto appearances at Kulas Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and orchestral performances in the Berlin Philharmonie, KKL Luzern, and Severance Hall. A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Hargreaves has participated in festivals including the Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Festival, The Perlman Music Program, and the Taos School of Music, and has collaborated in concert with distinguished musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Peter Salaff, Donald Weilerstein, and members of the Cleveland Orchestra. She is currently a member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Versoi Ensemble, and regularly collaborates with the New York Classical Players and Noree Chamber Soloists.
Ms. Hargreaves began studying violin with Rebecca Ensworth at the age of 3 and later switched to viola studying with Louise Zeitlin. She has received a Young Artist Certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey and is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. During her studies at the Juilliard School, she was a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Ms. Hargreaves is currently studying at the Yale School of Music under Ettore Causa and chamber music with the Brentano Quartet as a Stephen and Denise Adams Fellowship recipient. She plays on a viola made by her dear friend, Gabrielle Kundert.