Born in 1978 in Rochester, NY, Michael Klotz has established
an international reputation as a performer and pedagogue of the
viola. Klotz made his solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic at
the age of 17 and has since then appeared worldwide as soloist with
orchestra, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal. The
Fort Worth Star-Telegram recently proclaimed Michael Klotz to be “a
superb violist, impressive, with an exceptionally attractive sound,” and
the Miami Herald has consistently lauded his “burnished, glowing tone
and nuanced presence.”

Michael Klotz joined the Amernet String Quartet in 2002 and
has toured and recorded commercially with the ensemble throughout
the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Romania, Colom-
bia, Belgium, and Spain. His festival appearances have included Seattle,
Newport, Caramoor, ChamberFest Cleveland, Festival Mozaic, Great
Lakes, Mediterranean Notes Festival (Montenegro), Cervantino, Fes-
tival Baltimore, Festival Mozaic, Piccolo Spoleto, Sunflower, Martha’s
Vineyard, Skaneateles,Virginia Tech Vocal Arts and Music Festival, San
Miguel de Allende, Beverly Hills, Music Mountain, Bowdoin, Madeline
Island, and Miami Mainly Mozart.

Passionately dedicated to chamber music, Klotz regularly per-
forms with many of today’s most esteemed artists. He has appeared as
guest violist with many principal players from major U.S. and European
orchestras. In 2015 he was named a Charter Member of the Ensemble
with the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth and regularly appears
on this series. In 2002 and 2009, he was was invited by Maestro Jaime
Laredo to perform with distinguished alumni at anniversary concerts
of the New York String Orchestra Seminar in Carnegie Hall.