String Spotlights

Headshot of Randall Zigler

Q&A with Randall Zigler

Randall Zigler joined the Conservatory in 2019 as a professor of double bass and contemporary classical music. His work spans orchestral and chamber music, contemporary music (including numerous world premieres), and education. Zigler shares his thoughts on maintaining a multifaceted career, the changing landscape of contemporary classical music, and the importance of access and exposure to classical music for all ages and communities.

Randall Zigler Associate Professor of Double Bass , Contemporary Classical Music
Saul Bitran

Q&A with Saul Bitran

As Boston Conservatory at Berklee welcomes Saul Bitran to the strings faculty, the noted violinist and member of Cuarteto Latinoamericano talks about his passion for chamber music, his teaching philosophy, and his fondness for bossa nova.

Saul Bitran Associate Professor of Violin, Strings
Nathaniel Taylor

Nathaniel Pasague Taylor Writes from Tanglewood Music Center

Cello student Nathaniel Pasague Taylor (B.M. '15, G.P.D.' 17, P.S.C. '18, cello) writes from Tanglewood Music Center, where, as a 2017 Tanglewood Music Center fellow, he spent the entire summer as a full participant the Tanglewood season performing alongside BSO members and guest soloists.

Nathaniel Pasague Taylor Class of 2018 P.S.C., Strings
Christina Bouey and Ulysses Quartet

Alumni Spotlight: Christina Bouey

Music alumna Christina Bouey (B.M. '08, violin) wins a prestigious award with her New York-based ensemble, the Ulysses Quartet.

Christina Bouey B.M., Strings
Headshot Matthew Smith

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Smith

Music alumnus Matthew Smith (M.M. '15, cello) shares his Boston Conservatory experience from a global perspective.

Matthew Smith M.M., Strings