- Donald Maurice
Donald Maurice teaches musicology, violin, viola and chamber music as well as supervising postgraduate study at the New Zealand School of Music.
Donald Maurice is violist with the NZ Piano Quartet, has formerly been a violinist in the NZSO, held principal positions in all the regional orchestras and played with numerous British orchestras in the 1970s. He performs regularly as a soloist, is a National Artist for RNZ, and as well as appearing on NZ-produced CDs, has ongoing recording projects with NAXOS. He has presented at International Viola Congresses in London, Chicago, Austin, Linkoping, Guelph, Seattle, Kronberg, Reykjavik and Montreal and as guest artist in 2006 at the Lionel Tertis International Viola competition and workshop on the Isle of Man.
His publications include a book on Bartók (OUP) and numerous articles have appeared in journals in North America and Europe. His current research interests are in string pedagogy, New Zealand music history, Alfred Hill, Indian Music and the influence of the gypsy migrations and the Lautari on Eastern European folk music and composers, with particular emphasis on the music of George Enescu.
His external affiliations include being Treasurer of the International Viola Society, Vice President of the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music, Wellington representative for STANZA and he is a member of the American Viola Society, American String Teachers Association and the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society.Source: http://www.nzsm.ac.nz/people/staff/donald-maurice.aspx