Roger Tapping

Roger Tapping, viola (New York, NY), is violist of the Juilliard Quartet and a member of the Juilliard School viola faculty. In addition to its regular performance schedule in North America, Europe and Asia, the Juilliard Quartet continues to add to its large recording catalogue, including a recent iPad video app of Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet. Previously, Roger was violist of the Takács Quartet, performing many Beethoven and Bartók cycles in major cities all over the world. Their Decca/London recordings, including the complete quartets of Bartók and Beethoven, placed them in Gramophone Magazine’s Hall of Fame and won three Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, and three Grammy nominations. In London, he was violist for the Allegri Quartet, principal viola of the London Mozart Players, a member of the English Chamber Orchestra, and a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has performed as guest with many distinguished quartets from the U.S. and Europe, and he was a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society. He was on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Music and at New England Conservatory, where he was director of the Chamber Music program. He has also taught at the Boston Conservatory and at Longy School of Music, as well as the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Tanglewood String Quartet Seminar, and Banff. Roger is a member of the Order of the Knight Cross of the Hungarian Republic, holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham, and is a fellow of the Guildhall School of Music in London. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2003)