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The faculty at the Waldorf School of Garden City are models for the kind of people we hope to graduate: bright, relentlessly curious, and cross-culturally fluent. They are committed teachers and scholars - people who want to help you develop personally and intellectually.

We cannot say enough about how profoundly your teachers will affect your life. Because of our size and small classes, you will get to know your teachers as human beings, and in turn, they will get to know you. 

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Uli Speth

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Departments(s) Music
Title(s) Private Violin Instructor
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A native of Germany, Uli Speth completed his undergraduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg/Austria, where he was a student of Harald Herzl of the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg. He participated in numerous performance classes given by Yfrah Neaman, Thomas Brandis, Jaap Schroeder, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, among others. He subsequently earned his Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music, where he was a student of Felix Galimir from whom he received both violin and string quartet training. He is first violinist of the Diller-Quaile String Quartet in residence at the Diller-Quaile School of Music in New York. This group has played concerts throughout the U.S., has commissioned and premiered new pieces for string quartet, and has performed live on Vermont Public Radio and KMFA of Texas. As a chamber musician, Mr. Speth has also enjoyed the opportunity of performing alongside well-known soloists and members of the Hagen, Pro Arte, Cavaliere, and Ying quartets and Orpheus Orchestra. His recent solo performances of concerti by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams and recitals with have earned him praise by the critics of the Austin American Statesman and Salzburger Nachrichten and Broome County Arts Mirror. He serves as concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and is on faculty of Hartwick College and Nyack College (Manhattan Campus).

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