Internationally acclaimed violist Scott Hosfeld was violist of the Manhattan based Riverside String Quartet, and with that ensemble won the prestigious Artists International Musicians Competition. Under the auspices of Artists International, the Riverside mQuartet presented a critically acclaimed Carnegie Recital Hall debut and toured extensively.
A former violin student of Camilla Wicks, Mr. Hosfeld received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees at the Manhattan School of Music, working with the renowned violist Lillian Fuchs. Hosfeld served as violist and founding member of the ValCoeur String Quartet and was artist-faculty-in-residence at the University of Arizona. With theValCoeur, Hosfeld toured nationally and internationally.
For ten years Scott Hosfeld served as founder, executive and artistic director of the internationally lauded Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, Washington. Hosfeld founded both the Icicle Creek Youth Symphony and the Icicle Creek Institute Chamber Orchestra. He has led these orchestras for such respected solo collaborators as Nathaniel Rosen, Steven Doane, the Turtle Island String Quartet, violinists David Perry,
Darol Anger and Carrie Rehkopf, and cellist John Michel, among others. Hosfeld successfully led the acclaimed Central Washington University Chamber Orchestra, eliciting a coveted invitation to perform at the 2005 MENC All Northwest Conference. Previously, Hosfeld served as Chairman of the Music Department at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
Scott Hosfeld has recently relocated to Southern California to start a new set of programs in conjunction with the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture (MAHMA) in Malibu, as well as to join the Los Angeles Soloists Consortium as Music Director, Principal Conductor and Violist.
As conductor, soloist, clinician and collaborator, Hosfeld continues to tour regularly. He recently received an appointment to join the string and chamber music faculty of California State University at Long Beach.
Scott Hosfeld is married to composer Maria Newman. The two make their home in Malibu, California where they are raising five beautiful children. Both Hosfeld and Newman have a long association with the Dorian Orchestra Festival, Newman as composer of two pieces for the Festival and as a violin soloist, and Hosfeld as a viola soloist and frequent guest conductor.