Kerri Ryan has been the Assistant Principal Violist of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the past nine seasons. She teaches viola lessons both privately and at Boyer College of Music at Temple University. Previously she was a member of the Minnesota Orchestra from 2000-2007, where she also held the title of Assistant Principal Viola.

While a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, Kerri and her husband, Philadelphia Orchestra violinist William Polk, performed Mozart’s Symphonia Concertante with The Minnesota Orchestra as part of their 2007 subscription series. William and Kerri are founding members of the award-winning Minneapolis Quartet, which received a McKnight Artist Fellowship Grant in 2003. Ms. Ryan graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1998. As the winner of several youth competitions, Ms. Ryan performed as soloist with several orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.

While pursuing a violin performance degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Ryan began studying viola with Karen Tuttle. Ms. Ryan also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a member of its Young Artist Program. Her teachers include Lee Snyder, Linda Sharon Cerone, David Cerone, Jascha Brodsky, Rafael Druian, and Arnold Steinhardt.

Education: Curtis Institute of Music; Cleveland Institute of Music

Specialties: Chamber Music

Divisions: Music