Colette Abel

Colette Grossman Abel has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber & orchestral musician from coast to coast as well as on European tours. As a founding member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Principal Violist of the Marion Philharmonic, she has collaborated with noteworthy artists from around the world and performed hundreds of concerts. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein. Subsequently she earned a Masters Degree in Viola Performance at Indiana University-Bloomington, and has completed requirements for her DMA, ABD, at IU, where she worked with Kim Kashkashian, Csaba Erdelyi, and Atar Arad. Other teachers include Donald McGinnis at the Music Academy of the West, Dorothy Delay and Masao Kawasaki at the Aspen Music Festival, Paul Rolland and Sergei Luca at the University of Illinois. She has coached with members of the many of the world's great string quartets, including Quartetto Italiano and the Cleveland, Tokyo, American, Borodin, Fine Arts, LaSalle, and Chillinghirian Quartets.