Thomas Kluge, viola


Thomas Kluge is the principal violist of the Omaha Symphony, an active chamber music player, recitalist and soloist. Prior to moving to Omaha, Mr. Kluge was a freelance musician in New York City.  He performed with the New York Philharmonic, orchestras in Connecticut, and a number of chamber orchestras.

Mr. Kluge was educated in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music, where his teacher was New York Philharmonic principal violist Leonard Davis.  Before earning his Master of Music degree in viola performance at MSM, Mr. Kluge studied in Stuttgart, Germany with Hermann Voss of the Melos Quartet and in Bern, Switzerland, where he earned a diploma in violin pedagogy and viola performance and pedagogy from the Bern Conservatory of Music and Theater.  His violin/viola teacher in Bern was Prof. Max Rostal, who for decades was one of Europe’s most prominent concert violinists and teachers.

Mr. Kluge teaches viola and is the orchestra director at Creighton University.  He has been on the faculties of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina, and Omaha Conservatory of Music.  Mr. Kluge also maintains a small private violin and viola studio, and was the Artistic Director of the Omaha Chamber Music Society.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060