35-25 29th St, Astoria NY, 11106

Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:5 years
Rate:$80 / hr

Personal Statement

I am a professional violinist in NYC, with degrees from Juilliard (M.M. in Violin Performance; D.M.A. candidate) and Harvard (B.A. in Music). Among my teachers are Joseph Lin (first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet), Ronald Copes (second violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet), Lynn Chang (Boston Conservatory), and Robin Sharp (Stanford University). Other musicians whom I consider integral to my development as a musician include Robert Levin, who coached me in chamber music at Harvard, and Norman Fischer, with whom I studied contemporary music at the Tanglewood Music Center.

My performance experiences range from solo (Carnegie Hall debut in 2011; numerous other performances in various NYC venues) to orchestral (Metropolitan Opera, New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and more) to even popular music (Cheryl B. Engelhardt’s CD One Up)! I am constantly evaluating my own musicality and the physical mechanics of how I play, and I apply this to my teaching of students of all levels.

In addition to maintaining a private studio, my teaching positions have included:
TEACHING ARTIST, Chamber Music by the Bay
TEACHING FELLOW in Music Theory and History, the Juilliard School
VIOLIN TEACHER, Herald Music School
VIOLIN TEACHER, Harvard-Radcliffe Musical Outreach to Neighborhood Youth

Education / Training

The Juilliard School, Candidate for Doctorate of Musical Arts
The Juilliard School, Master of Music, 2011
Harvard College, Bachelor of Arts, 2009

Teaching Artist, Chamber Music by the Bay, California
Teaching Fellow, The Juilliard School

Ronald Copes, Juilliard String Quartet
Joseph Lin, Juilliard String Quartet
Lynn Chang, Professor of Violin, Boston Conservatory
Robin Sharp, Professor of Violin, Stanford University

Tanglewood Music Festival, 2010-2012 (New Fromm Player)
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, 2008
California Summer Music, 2008


Satoh, Birds in Warped Time II, live performance at the Juilliard School

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Debussy Violin Sonata, live performance at the Juilliard School

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Alex Shiozaki