Guest Artist Master Class

Misha Galaganov, Viola

Misha Galaganov

Duncan Recital Hall at Alice Pratt Brown Hall

Dr. Misha Galaganov, TCU Professor of Viola, presents a lecture and demonstration on Telemann's 12 Fantasies for Viola da Gamba solo: Considerations and Challenges in Preparation for a Performance on Viola


Dr. Misha Galaganov has premiered more than thirty compositions for viola alone, viola
with piano, and viola in chamber music, written for him by composers from Israel,
Russia, Mexico, Peru, Belgium, Italy, Uruguay, and the USA. As Principal Viola of the
Dallas Chamber Symphony, he has also premiered many pieces written for a small
symphony orchestra and for string chamber ensembles.
Galaganov is the founder of numerous chamber music programs. He is coordinates
New Music Ensemble program at TCU and is the founder of the “NME at the Modern
Arts Museum” concert series.

Teaching activities have taken Galaganov to major conservatories around the world,
and he has taught and performed in numerous European and American Festivals. His
former viola and violin students can be found as principal players in orchestras,
university teachers, soloists and chamber music performers.

In addition to teaching and performing, Galaganov has written articles for major string
publications, including Strad, has served as a reviewer for American String Teachers
Association magazine, and has given lectures and presentations at professional
conferences. He is working on several research projects and has made transcriptions
and arrangements. His recent album, Charm, Passion, and Acrobatics was received
with enthusiastic critical acclaim and was streamed more than 300,000 times in the first
six months since its release.

Galaganov is Professor of Viola and Chair of Strings at Texas Christian University
(TCU) in Fort Worth, TX. He has a violin performance degree from Russia; BM in Viola
Performance from Israel; and Artist Certificate, MM, and DMA degrees from the USA.
He plays on an old French viola by Mansuy a Paris with gut strings by Damian


Duncan Recital Hall at Alice Pratt Brown Hall