Marka Gustavsson

Marka Gustavsson, viola (Red Hook, NY), played with the Colorado Quartet from 1999-2015. The Quartet performed numerous concerts that included complete cycles of Bartok, Schubert and Beethoven, and recorded both traditional and contemporary repertoire, from Beethoven’s Complete Quartets on Parnassus Records, to Laura Kaminsky’s Transformations. She has been a frequent guest artist of chamber music festivals including Bard, Mostly Mozart, Skaneateles, Portland, Bennington, Vancouver Music in the Morning, and Newport. She has appeared as a guest of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, on WQXR’s Showcase Concerts, with the Yale Faculty Artists’ Series, at Banff, and in Wall-to-Wall festivals at Symphony Space. Marka has collaborated with Tamar Muskal and Lucy Shelton on Music of Our Time at Symphony Space, premiered a viola concerto by Harold Farberman, and also worked with composers John Halle, Joan Tower, Kyle Gann, George Tsontakis, Yinam Leef, Katherine Hoover, Martin Bresnick, Richard Wernick, Tania Leon, and Tan Dun. Marka is the Associate Director at Bard Conservatory, where she oversees the chamber music program and performs as a member of the Bardian Ensemble; with the Colorado Quartet she served fourteen seasons as faculty and co-artistic director at Soundfest Chamber Music Festival and Quartet Institute. Previous Yellow Barn Young Artists Program faculty