Violas

Principal

Born in Vienna, Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot trained at the Wiener Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst under Siegfried Führlinger and perfected her art at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, under the direction of Heidi Castleman. 

As a guest soloist with the Frauen Kammerorchester, this renowned artist has performed in recitals in all the major European centres. She has also played as a soloist with the Kayaleh Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, the Fine Arts Quartet, the Colorado Quartet, Musica Camerata Montréal and the Quatuor Alcan.

She is a founding member of the Trio Kegelstatt, the Quatuor Claudel, the Trio à cordes de Montréal and the Duo Puchhammer-Desjardins, is currently Principal Viola with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval and held the same position with the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens for several years. 

Ms. Puchhammer-Sédillot is an associate professor of viola and chamber music at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music, where she served as director of the string section from 1999 to 2010.

Passionate about teaching viola, she is currently working on her first book, The Viola Lesson, in collaboration with Ms. Castleman and Kathryn Steely.

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