Maria Lambros

Maria Lambros, viola (Baltimore, MD), is the violist of the Cooperstown Quartet and La Fenice, and was a member of the Mendelssohn, Meliora and Ridge String Quartets, which performed at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, the Library of Congress, and Carnegie Hall. She has performed as a guest with the Guarneri, Cleveland, Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo and Orion quartets and the Peabody Trio. With her quartets, she received the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Europe’s Diapason d’Or and a Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance. She has recorded for RCA, Bridge, CRI, Zephyr, and Telarc. Her recording of the Brahms Viola Quintets with the New Zealand Quartet was recently released on Naxos. Festival appearances include Spoleto, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Four Seasons, Caramoor, Norfolk, Chamber Music Northwest, Chesapeake, Aspen and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She performed and recorded on period instruments with Context of Houston and is on the faculty of the Peabody Institute, where she founded the Peabody String Sinfonia. Maria recently started Our Joyful Noise Baltimore, a non-profit organization that brings an accessible concert series to a prison, shelter for veterans, cancer treatment residence, and families living with autism. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2000)