Dr. Anatole Wieck teaches violin and viola at University of Maine, where he also conducts the Chamber Orchestra. Born in Latvia, Prof. Wieck received early musical training in Riga and Moscow. In 1973 he came to the U.S. to study at New York’s Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees. His principal teachers in Russia were Yuri Yankelevich and Zinaida Gilels; at Juilliard he studied with Ivan Galamian, Joseph Fuchs, Lillian Fuchs and Paul Doktor, and chamber music with members of the Juilliard String Quartet. He continued studies with composer-philosopher Iosif Andriasov. Prof. Wieck has performed and taught throughout North America, South America and Europe. He owns an 18th century viola d’amore and frequently performs baroque music following historic performance practice.