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Viola Instructor Barbara Corbató is currently Assistant Principal Viola of the Grand Rapids Symphony, where she has performed since 1990. In addition, she is an active chamber musician, performing with the Perugino String Quartet since 2005.
Ms. Corbató is also active as a teacher- serving on the faculty at Hope College, where she teaches Viola, and a Viola Pedagogy and Literature course, while also maintaining a home viola studio. She has also served on the viola faculty at Calvin College.
Before settling in West Michigan, Ms. Corbató performed in the New World Symphony, Spoleto Festival of South Carolina and Italy, and the orchestras of Columbus, Flint, and Saginaw. She has also participated in music festivals in Santa Barbara, Aspen, Keystone, (Colorado), and most recently, Saugatuck. She has received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where her principal teachers included Donald McInnes and Yizhak Schotten.