Beth Dzwil, Violin/Viola

Beth Dzwil is a founding member of the Fairmount String Quartet and the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble with whom she has been performing for over thirty years. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts, where she studied with long time principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Joseph dePasquale.  She was a founding member of the Elysian Camerata, with whom she has recorded one album. She served as principal violist of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years and has appeared as soloist with the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, the St. John Festival Orchestra and the Buxmont Chamber Orchestra.  In 1995, she was the subject of a Philadelphia Inquirer feature article.

In addition to her classical work, Beth has studied jazz techniques with the Turtle Island String Quartet and has performed internationally and recorded six critically acclaimed jazz albums with the Tyrone Brown String Sextet.  It is her work with this group that earned her the status of voting member in the Grammy organization.  She also performs  with the contemporary Christian band “For the Spirit”, with whom she has recorded one album.

She has been teaching violin and viola and coaching chamber music for over thirty years.  In addition to maintaining a private teaching studio, she teaches at the Community College of Philadelphia and Germantown Friends School.

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