Barbara Corbató is currently Assistant Principal Viola of the Grand Rapids Symphony,
where she has performed since 1990. She is an active chamber musician- performing
with the GRS‚' Calder String Quintet, the Perugino String Quartet, regularly at the
Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and in area chamber music concerts with friends
Ms. Corbató is a dedicated viola teacher- currently serving on the viola faculties
at Aquinas and Hope Colleges, while also maintaining a busy home viola studio. She
has also served on the viola faculty at Calvin College.
Ms. Corbató began her viola studies in Columbus, Ohio, and then attended the University
of Michigan, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Viola Performance.
Before making Grand Rapids her home, she performed in the New World Symphony of Miami,
Florida, the Spoleto Festival of South Carolina and Italy, and the orchestras of Columbus,
Flint, and Saginaw. She has also participated in music festivals in Santa Barbara