Ethan Hecht - Viola
GUEST ARTIST for CAPTIVATED BY LOVE - MASTERWORKS 3
began playing the violin at the age of 3
grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
studied with Brenda Wurman and then Michael Hining.
high school Concerto Competition, performing Vaughn Williams' "The Lark Ascending" with his
high school orchestra.
Mr. Hecht continued his studies with Laura Klugherz at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
came to Colorado to work on a Masters of Music, studying with Oswald Lehnert and Erika Eckert.
In the fall of 2003 Mr. Hecht attended Michigan State University to pursue a Doctorate and study viola with Robert Dan.
After one year, Mr. Hecht
returned to Boulder.
He won a position with the Fort Collins Symphony viola section in 2004.
In 2006 he
auditioned for, and won the position of Principal Viola.
Previously, Mr. Hecht has been the principal violist with the Battle Creek Symphony (MI) and has held section jobs with the Greeley and Boulder Philharmonics, Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra.
has also appeared as a substitute musician with many other orchestras including the Honolulu Symphony
, the Flint Symphony
and virtually every professional ensemble between Cheyenne and Colorado Springs.
In addition to performing, Mr. Hecht has also worked for the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts (Boulder and Lafayette) for 10 years as the Orchestra Personnel Manager, founder and manager of the Chamber Music Series, and Kaleidoscope Concerts Manager.
In the fall of 2011 Mr. Hecht
has accepted the post of Center Director for CMF & CMA
Mr. Hecht lives in Lafayette, Colorado with his
wife Jenny, his
eight-year-old daughter Emma, one dog, two cats, and a 200 square foot community garden plot.
loves to hike and spend time reading to Emma.
plays a viola built for him in 2004 by Michael Darnton.
Ethan Hecht, Viola