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Musicians of the NY Philharmonic

Vivek Kamath


Violist Vivek Kamath has been a member of The New York Philharmonic Orchestra since 1997.

He attended The Cleveland Institute of Music as a violin student of Donald Weilerstein, where he was the winner of The Darius Milhaud Performance Prize. He also attended The Juilliard School, as a viola student under Karen Tuttle.

As soloist, Kamath has appeared with The Rochester Philharmonic, The Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, The Amarillo Symphony, as well as several other orchestras in New York State. He was also a top prize winner in several prestigious competitions, including The Washington International String Competition and The Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

A seasoned chamber music player, Kamath has performed at many festivals, including Marlboro, Bridgehampton, Ravinia, Arcady, Sun Valley, Sarasota, Kent Blossom, and Bowdoin. In New York, he has given performances with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, The New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles, and has participated in many benefit concerts.

Kamath plays on a viola crafted by JB Vuillaume in 1840.

He resides in New Jersey with his wife and dogs.