Kurt Munstedt

2017 Round Top Music Festival

Red Hook, NY
Kurt Munstedt, 25, started playing the violin at age five. He holds Bachelor of Music degrees in violin and audio recording from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon. His principal teachers include Joel Smirnoff and Andres Cardenes. Currently living in the Hudson Valley, Kurt is a fellow at The Orchestra Now (TON), a training orchestra located at Bard College. Kurt has performed concerti with the CMU Baroque Ensemble, Parkway Chamber Orchestra and the Reading Symphony, and has appeared as concertmaster of the CIM and TON orchestras. In 2007, he won first-place in the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association senior division. A dedicated chamber musician, Kurt was a member of the CMU Honors String Quartet, performing in Doha, Qatar in 2015. As a member of the Telos String Quartet, Kurt won first place in the 2012 CIM Milhaud Competition, and has appeared in masterclasses with members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Tokyo, Takács, Brentano, Miró, and Concord Quartets. Kurt has collaborated with pianist Max Levinson and Brandon Vamos of the Pacifica Quartet, and has attended the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Tor