Primary Suzuki teacher: Allen Lieb (Memphis, TN); currently at School for Strings in NY
Kerri Ryan is the Assistant Principal Viola of The Philadelphia Orchestra. She became a member at the beginning of the 2007-08 season. She was previously a member of the Minnesota Orchestra from 2000-2007 where she also held the title of Assistant Principal Viola. Following her graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1998, Ms. Ryan was the associate concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony.
While a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, Kerri and her husband, violinist William Polk, performed Mozart's Symphonia Concertante with The Minnesota Orchestra as part of their 2007 subscription series. William and Kerri are founding members of the award-winning Minneapolis Quartet, which received a McKnight Artist Fellowships Grant in 2003.
As the winner of several youth competitions, Ms. Ryan performed as soloist with several orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra. While pursuing a violin performance degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Ryan began studying viola with Karen Tuttle. Ms. Ryan also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a member of its Young Artist Program. Her violin teachers include Allen Lieb, Lee Snyder, Linda Sharon Cerone, David Cerone, Jascha Brodsky, Rafael Druian, and Arnold Steinhardt.