Edward Gazouleas was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for twenty-four years, and led the viola section on many occasions, notably with conductors such as Colin Davis, Kurt Masur, and James Levine. While in Boston, he was active in orchestra governance, chairing the orchestra's artistic advisory committee and serving on the search committee that selected Andris Nelsons to be the orchestra's music director. Previously he was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
As a chamber music performer, Mr. Gazouleas has appeared with members of the Fine Arts, Pacifica, Muir, and Audubon string quartets, among others. A prize-winner at the Eighth International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France, he has also collaborated with such artists as Christian Tetzlaff, Roberto Díaz, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and the principal string players of the Cleveland Orchestra. He is professor of viola at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and has also served on the faculties of Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College, and New England Conservatory.
Mr. Gazouleas is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle. He also attended Yale University.