Gloria Justen is a versatile composer, violinist and violist known for her dynamic, emotionally charged performances.
Her compositions, drawing upon influences from Bach to Boulez, have been performed by chamber orchestras in Philadelphia and San Francisco. In 2008 she released a CD called Four-Stringed Voice: music for solo violin, and her album Sonaquifer: music for solo viola was released January 5, 2018. Her primary teachers were Fredell Lack (in Houston) and Szymon Goldberg (at the Curtis Institute of Music 1984-1990.) She also studied viola with Karen Tuttle for one year. Gloria has performed and toured internationally with major symphony orchestras and with the Philip Glass Ensemble, and she has played many works by other contemporary composers. She served as Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia 2006-2011. Based in San Francisco, Gloria composes both acoustic and electronic music, and she collaborates with dancers, video artists and electronic musicians. gloriajustenmusic.com