Evelyn Grau, viola, has been violist with the Garth Newel Music Center since 1983, initially as a visiting guest artist and now as a full-time resident musician and Co-Artistic Director. She has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Western Michigan University, and has participated in such festivals as Tanglewood, Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy; and the American Institute, Graz, Austria. An active performer of chamber music, Evelyn has performed worldwide as a member of the Garth Newel Chamber Players, the Atlanta Virtuosi, the Colden String Quartet, and the Alexander String Trio. Evelyn holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from Peabody College at Vanderbilt, with further studies at the University of Michigan and Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Her teachers have included Raphael Hillyer, Bruno Giuranna, Jean Dane, Paul Makanowitzky, and Russell Gerhart.