Violinist | Conductor | Musician
Dr. Anatole Wieck teaches violin and viola and conducts the University of Maine Chamber Orchestra. Born in Latvia, Prof. Wieck received his early musical training in Riga and Moscow. In 1973 he came to the United States to study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City where he earned his Bachelor, Master and Doctor degrees.
His principal teachers in Russia were Yuri Yankelevich and Zinaida Gilels. At Juilliard he studied with Ivan Galamian, Joseph Fuchs, Lillian Fuchs and Paul Doktor, and chamber music with members of the Juilliard String Quartet. After graduating from Juilliard he continued to study with composer-philosopher Iosif Andriasov. An accomplished violinist, violist and conductor, Professor Wieck performed and taught throughout North America, South America and Europe. He is also on the roster of the Maine Touring Artists Program.
Since 1999 Prof. Wieck is the conductor-in-residence at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado. Prof. Wieck owns an 18th century viola d’amore and performs baroque music regularly following historic performance practices.