Violist Derek Mosloff is an avid solo and chamber musician, fluent in the spectrum of repertoire from Bach to the current day. Praised by critics for his “full-toned” and “expert category” playing, he was invited to solo in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Boston’s Symphony by the Sea on 24 hours notice. Shortly after obtaining his Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, Mosloff was invited to join the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, where he spent 3 years as a violist. Before that, he was an active performer in the Boston area, serving as the principal viola of the Orchestra of Indian Hill, as well as a violist in the Discovery Ensemble, and many other ensembles. In 2008 Mosloff was awarded a fellowship to Tanglewood Music Center, and he was invited to return for 2009, 2010, and as a New Fromm player for the 2011 and now 2012 seasons. He is a recurring violist for the Chelsea Music Festival in New York City. He is also very active as a teacher, and has been on the faculties of the Norman School for Strings, the SoBe institute of the Arts, as well as many others. He is now the principal violist in the Florida Orchestra. Mosloff holds a Master’s degree from New England Conservatory under Roger Tapping, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln under Jonah Sirota.