Sally Chisholm, violist of the Pro Arte Quartet and Professor of Viola at UW-Madison, is a founding member of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and a permanent violist of the Festival Der Zukunft in Ernen, Switzerland. She has appeared as guest artist with the Harrington, Lindsayan, and Kronos String Quartets, and as a member of the Thouvenel Quartet toured China and Tibet, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show,” and co-commissioned Elliott Carter’s Fourth Quartet.
Since joining the Pro Arte Quartet, Ms. Chisholm has served as a juror in the Wronski Solo Violin Competition in Warsaw, performed annually in Switzerland, performed the Bartok Viola Concerto in Hungary, Prague, and Brno, and premiered Yehuda Yannay’s Viola Sonata, John Harbison’s The Violist’s Notebooks, the Imbrie Sonatina for Viola and Piano, and the revised version of Paul Schoenfield’s Viola Concerto. In 2004, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee of Philadelphia, she was a member of an American piano quintet that performed four concerts in Pyang Yang, North Korea.
In addition to her life in music, Ms. Chisholm has a degree in philosophy, recently spent one month in Tibet, and continues to be avid fan of professional basketball, tennis, and great cars.