Teaches Viola, Violin
Areas of Instruction
About Raiden Thaler
Violist Raiden Thaler is pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Molly Gebrian. He recently graduated from Florida State University magna cum laude as a National Merit Finalist majoring in Viola Performance, where he studied under Dr. Pamela Ryan. Raiden has completed additional solo and chamber studies with Charles Castleman, Patricia McCarty, George Taylor, John Kochanowski, Basil Vendryes, Corinne Stillwell, Greg Sauer and Tomoko Fujita.
He has performed solo works in masterclasses with Bruce Owen, Csaba Erdélyi, Erika Eckert, Catharine Carroll Lees, and both Almita and Roland Vamos at the 2018 ASTA National Conference. Chamber masterclasses include the Badke Quartet, the New Zealand String Quartet, Thomas Kraines of the Daedalus Quartet, and the Telegraph Quartet. Raiden has also studied at numerous summer and winter festivals, including Castleman Quartet Program, Lyricafest, Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy. Currently, he is principal viola of the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and a new member of the Grove String Quartet, the Graduate String Quartet at the University of Arizona under the mentorship of Professor Tim Kantor.