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Hailed as both "vivacious" and "highly polished and finely tuned," violist Travis Maril is quickly gaining nationwide recognition as a chamber musician. As violist with the Hyperion String Quartet he won a top prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, had performances broadcast on NPR's Performance Today, and collaborated with chamber music luminaries including the Miro Quartet and members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, he has performed at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, Mainly Mozart Festival, and La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest.
 
As a soloist he has been a winner of the La Jolla Young Artist Competition and Aspen Concerto Competition, the latter win resulting in a performance of Walter Piston's Viola Concerto with the Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra. He has toured Germany and Denmark with the Schleswig Holsteing Festival Orchestra and attended the Aspen and Bowdoin Music Festivals, the Emerson String Quartet Workshop, New York String Seminar,  and Music Academy of the West.

Mr. Maril performs frequently with the San Diego Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, and was a member of the viola section of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra while still in high school. Mr. Maril earned his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Southern California's Thorton School of Music, where he was a Trustee Scholar and selected as an Outstanding Graduate, and his M.M. from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. His principal teachers have included Jeffrey Irvine, Ralph Fielding, Karen Ritscher, Brian Chen, and Donald McInnes. Interested in teaching from an early age, Mr. Maril has been a viola and chamber music instructor at the Montana Chamber Music Workshop and is currently on faculty at San Diego State University.
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