On October 9th I will be joining the legendary Fine Arts Quartet, playing the Brahms Quintet Op. 111. Of course I knew of them from my London days but they were founded in Chicago which I didn’t know! On their web site at the bottom of the page of their current Biography, is the story of their early days (way back from 1946 officially). Its a fascinating history and you can see under the membership link all the violists that held that position in the past 70 years. Of course the longest running was Bernie Zaslav whom violists will know from the online Viola.com list.
If you happen to be in the area (its not very far from Chicago) do stop by and say hello!