Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series: Gloria Justen
Join us at the Moores School of Music for the Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series recital featuring Gloria Justen!
About the Artist
Gloria Justen is a versatile composer, violinist and violist known for her dynamic, emotionally charged performances. She was a student of Fredell Lack as a teenager in Houston, then attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied violin with Szymon Goldberg and David Cerone and viola with Karen Tuttle. Her compositions draw upon influences from Bach to contemporary electronic music, and have been performed by soloists, small groups and chamber orchestras in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Justen has performed and toured internationally with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, toured with the Philip Glass Ensemble and played many works by contemporary composers. She served as concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia from 2006 – 2011, and has also collaborated with modern dancers, video artists and electronic musicians. A resident of San Francisco since 2007, she released her first original album, “Four-Stringed Voice: music for solo violin,” in 2008 and recently released her new album, “Sonaquifer: music for solo viola,” in early January 2018. She currently works full-time as an independent composer, performer, recording artist and publisher of her own scores. Find out more at gloriajustenmusic.com.
About the Series
The Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series at the Moores School of Music, established by its namesake in 2017, honors the legendary violinist by bringing world-class musical artists to the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts for special performances. Lack served as the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at UH for five decades, inspiring countless students over the years as a teacher, mentor and friend. Many of her former students and mentees are featured as guest artists in the annual series.