Uri Wassertzug

Uri Wassertzug

Phillips Hall B-138
Phone: 202-994-9047

Areas of Expertise

Violin and Viola

Violist Uri Wassertzug has performed in many places around the world including Alaska, the UK, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House/ Washington National Opera Orchestra. He was a member of the Sacramento Symphony in its final six years and has played with many other symphony and opera orchestras as well. Professor Wassertzug is a member of the National Chamber Players, has been a member of and a guest performer with many groups, and appears frequently on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Concerts series. Professor Wassertzug is on the faculty of George Washington University. His own studies were at the University of Maryland, the Aspen Music Festival (with a fellowship), and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (awarded the Germaine Prevost Scholarship); some of his teachers included the members of the Guarneri Quartet, Isadore Tinkleman, and Robert Becker. An aficionado of coffee, Mr. Wassertzug has been roasting his own coffee beans for several years. He lives in Virginia with his wife, violinist Elizabeth Field, and their son. 


Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, University of Maryland in College Park, 1984
Master of Music in Chamber Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1989