Theresa Rudolph, Viola
Award-winning violist Theresa Rudolph is an active chamber musician, recitalist, and orchestral player. She has been Assistant Principal Viola of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2011, and a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra since 2018. Theresa has performed on concert series throughout Canada, and has been featured several times on CBC Radio. In addition, she holds the position of Viola Coach of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, was a member of the XIA Quartet, and has served on the faculty of York University.
Hailing from Vancouver, Theresa was a student of Gerald Stanick. A recipient of a scholarship grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she then obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), studying with Robert Vernon. As a member of the Brutini String Quartet, she performed in Carnegie Hall, and was a prizewinner at the prestigious Fischoff Competition. Shortly before graduating from CIM, Theresa became the youngest member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21. She also held the position of Assistant Principal Viola of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, and was a member of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, where she frequently performed as Principal Viola. Theresa has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.
Theresa and her husband, violinist Csaba Koczó, are enjoying the busy adventure of raising their beautiful young children—daughter Klara and twin sons Alex and Anthony.