Gavon Peck Violist
Gavon Peck began his studies on the viola with Rosemary Kimura Hatch, a former member of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Houston Symphony. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from Utah State University, studying with Bradley Ottesen and the Fry Street Quartet, where he was awarded Undergraduate Researcher of the Year and an Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant. He has participated at the Madeline Island, Taconic Chamber Intensive, and Bowdoin International Music Festivals, among others. Most recently he was a fellowship recipient at the 2018 Aspen Music Festival.
Gavon received his Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he is currently pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma with his mentor Victoria Chiang. At Peabody, he has served as principal viola of the Peabody Studio, Chamber, and Symphony Orchestras under the batons of Marin Alsop, Joseph Young, David Zinman, and Michael Hersch. Gavon is also a member of the outreach ensemble Peabody String Sinfonia, and he is the Graduate Assistant to Michael Kannen, head of Chamber Music, and Dr. Elizabeth Tolbert, head of Ethnomusicology. He plays on a 2015 Daniel Salini viola with a 2017 bow by Michael Yeats.