Mrs. Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould
Violin, Viola Teacher
Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould has been described as “a prodigious talent, poised and introspective, and very impressive” by the Los Angeles Times. Making her soloist debut at the age of 16 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Beth has since performed throughout the United States including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and Europe with Sir George Solti and the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, and as a member of Duo46. She has performed chamber music with many renowned artists including Lynn Harrell and Yefim Bronfman, and has worked under conductors including, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Jarvi, and Christoph Dohnanyi,
As a member of Duo46, a violin and guitar ensemble with husband Dr. Matthew Gould, Beth has recorded several critically acclaimed discs featuring contemporary music, including commissioned works. The duo’s performance of new music has been described as “cutting edge” by the Cincinnati Enquirer and “brilliant and breathtaking” by American Record Guide. Ongoing collaborations with American composers inspired their Untaming the Fury record, described as “spontaneous and fresh” by Strad with “fiery performances” by Gramophone. Her duo’s recording Aires de Sefarad, 46 Spanish Songs by Jorge Liderman made the 2007 Grammy entry list for “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” and her trio’s CD Fables, Forms and Fears received four 2008 Grammy Contentions. Duo46 has performed in Austria, England, Chile, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, and the USA, conducting ensemble residencies at Harvard University, Florida State University, UC Berkeley, the Hochschule for Musik Würzburg, the Landesmusik Akademie Shlitz, Germany, Uludag University in Turkey, the Society of Student Composers, Inc., and the American Composers Forum. Honors include Barlow and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Commissioning Grants, sponsorship from the American Embassy for concerts in South America, a Feline Shouse Chamber Music Fellowship and ensemble showcases with Chamber Music America. Ms. Schneider-Gould appears on 11 compact disc recordings under the Albany, Summit, Centaur, GPR, Meyer-Media, Kyra and Beauport Classical labels and has been broadcasted via BBC, CBC Radio 2, NPR, European Broadcasting Union, New Zealand Radio and Bayrak Radio and Television Corporation.
A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Arizona, Beth’s primary teachers have included Linda Cerone, Victor Danchenko, Eugene Gratovich, Conny Kiradjieff, Andreas Reiner, Mark Rush, and Nelli Shkolnikova. Chamber coaches have included Henry Meyer from the LaSalle String Quartet, Paul Katz from the Cleveland String Quartet and Phillip Setzer from the Emerson String Quartet. Beth is a former member of the San Antonio Symphony and a former Senior Lecturer of Violin, Viola and Chamber music at Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Currently, Beth is on faculty at the annual soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy, and Cambrian College and Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She is also the Principal Second Violinist of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and proud mother of Sophia and Max.