Known for his versatility as a violist, Louis Privitera maintains a balanced career as an active chamber musician and educator. A founding member of the Tetra String Quartet, Louis has toured extensively as a performer and teaching artist throughout the Southwestern United States, Brazil, Ecuador, and Germany.
A passionate educator, Louis is a Faculty Associate in chamber music at Arizona State University where he, alongside his colleagues from the Tetra Quartet, teaches the course Chamber Music for Non-Majors. He is a former faculty member of Arizona School for the Arts and is currently String Department Head and Instructor of Viola at Rosie’s House, a music academy serving underprivileged youth throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Recent teaching engagements include the 2015 American String Teachers Association national conference as well as the Summer Pre-Collegiate Studies Program at Stanford University. Louis also maintains a private studio of students of all ages, some of which have gone to study music at universities and conservatories throughout the United States.
Louis earned a Master of Music Degree at the Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Arizona State University. His principal teachers include Victoria Chiang, Nancy Buck, and Cynthia Dubrow.
Louis performs on a viola made by Gabrielle Kundert, 2008.