Josquin Larsen

Viola
Josquin Larsen, performer, educator, and scholar of the viola, has engaged with audiences across North America and Europe. As an orchestral musician, he plays with and has held leadership positions with groups such as the Arkansas and Shreveport Symphonies, the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra, and the Orchestre du Creusot (France). Chamber music has allowed him to connect with diverse audiences throughout the US and abroad – from chamber music series in the Mid-South, to the 2018 American Viola Society Festival in Los Angeles. In recital, Josquin is committed to putting into dialogue the works of marginalized and underrepresented composers with the traditional repertoire. He has served on the faculties of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Arkansas State University. Josquin works with young musicians through masterclasses, leading sectionals with area youth and honor orchestras, as a clinician, and has spent summers teaching viola at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. His students have been accepted to leading music schools, honor orchestras, summer festivals, and have received prizes in regional competitions. Josquin is excited to serve the Off the Hook Arts community as Education Coordinator and to work with the talented students of the Meadowlark Music Program and Chamber Music Academy.