Eleanor Kendra James
She has won prizes at the 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition and Canadian Music Competition and soloed with many orchestras in Canada. She has collaborated with Viviane Hagner, Torleif Thedéen, Arnold Steinhardt, Andrej Bielow, Andreas Reiner, Ani Kavafian, Paul Neubauer, Ron Leonard and Charles Neidich and performed at music festivals in the USA, Canada, Canada, China, and Europe.
She studied at the Colburn School, Yale School of Music and Hochschule für Musik und theater München with Paul Coletti, Ettore Causa and Nils Mönkemeyer. Former Principal Violist of the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen, Kendra currently plays in the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne.