Valade Fellow, Instructor of Viola, Interlochen Arts Camp
Coordinator of Strings and Advanced String Quartet Program, Interlochen Arts Camp
Professor of Viola, University of Memphis
M.M., Viola Performance, The New England Conservatory; B.M., Viola Performance, Eastman School of Music
A native of Philadelphia, Lenny graduated from the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory. His major teachers include Heidi Castleman, Heiichiro Ohyama, Dorothy Delay, Max Aronoff, and Evelyn Jacobs.
A founding member of the Ceruti String Quartet, he is professor of viola at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of music at the University of Memphis.
A former faculty member at Furman University, The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, South Carolina, Lenny is recipient of the Dean's Creative Achievement Award from the University of Memphis, and has received an award from Chamber Music America for "excellence in chamber music instruction."
As a chamber musician, he has performed in concert halls around the country, including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York City, and has performed internationally in Switzerland, South Korea, and Brazil.
His solo recordings include the works for viola and piano by Robert Schumann, and the sonatas of Johannes Brahms. Reviews describe Lenny's viola playing as "passionate and beautifully resonant." Lenny lives in Memphis with his wife, violist Jane Schranze and their four children.