Adjunct Associate Professor-Viola
Barbara Sudweeks, violist, is the associate principal viola of the Dallas Symphony and has been a member of that orchestra since 1976. Ms. Sudweeks has been a concerto soloist with the Dallas Symphony, the Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Latvian Chamber Orchestra, the Utah Symphony and the New Philharmonic of Irving, Texas. She is a member of the October Trio (flute, harp and viola) and the contemporary music ensemble Voices of Change. She has also been a member of other groups such as the Walden Piano Quartet, the Dallas String Quartet, the Dallas Bach Society, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Richardson Chamber Music Society and the Fort Worth Chamber Music Society. She has appeared in chamber music concerts with Pinchas Zukerman, William Preucil, Vadim Gluzman and Yefim Bronfman. A former member of An die Musik, she has recorded and concertized extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has been a recital soloist throughout the United States as well as Australia and China. Ms. Sudweeks has participated in summer festivals such as the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival and Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado. Before coming to Dallas, Ms. Sudweeks was principal viola of the Hamilton Philharmonic (Ontario, Canada) and a member of the Utah Symphony. She also teaches viola, chamber music and orchestral repertoire at Southern Methodist University.
Besides playing the viola, Ms. Sudweeks concertizes with the Chinese erhu. She has been an erhu soloist with the Kaohsiung City Chinese Orchestra in Taiwan, the Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Jiangsu Province Symphony Orchestra in Nanjing, China, the Dallas Symphony, and the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Texas.