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Anait Arutunian

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Russian born violinist Anait Arutunian has established herself as both, a dedicated teacher and active performer.

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Kelly Barr

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Kelly Barr has been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since February 1996.

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Maria Benotti

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music, Sonata Duo class (Preparatory School)

Violinist Maria Benotti is the founder and Artistic Director of Music at Eden’s Edge, the regional resident professional chamber ensemble serving Boston’s…

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Bonnie Bewick

  • Violin (BSO)

A member of the Boston Symphony since 1987, Bonnie Bewick occupies the Stephanie Morris Marryott and Franklin J. Marryott chair.

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Paul Biss

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Violinist, violist and conductor Paul Biss has appeared in recital, with orchestra, and in chamber music performances throughout North…

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Robyn Bollinger

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Daring, versatile, charismatic and passionate, American violinist Robyn Bollinger is a young artist on the rise. Just out of conservatory, Ms.

Julia Cash

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing School)

Julia Cash is an active freelance musician and teacher in the Boston area.

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Lynn Chang

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

A top prizewinner of the International Paganini Competition in Genoa Italy, violinist Lynn Chang has enjoyed an active and versatile…

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Lucy Chapman

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Violinist Lucy Chapman, chair of NEC's chamber music faculty, also served as chair of the strings studio faculty from 2001 through 2012.

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Nathaniel Farny

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Viola (Preparatory School)

Nathaniel Farny, violinist and violist, is an active performer in many New England area groups, as well as a dedicated educator.

Amy Galluzzo

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Violinist Amy Galluzzo, a native of Kansas, moved to Great Britain where she began her violin studies and won a competition where a piece by composer…

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Ronald Gorevic

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Ronald Gorevic has had a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher, on both the violin and viola.

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Jason Horowitz

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Violin (BSO; Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Jason Horowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2006 Pops season.

Kyoko Horowitz

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Violinist Kyoko Horowitz has twice been named winner of the prestigious Mainichi Competition in Japan.

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Susan Jarvis

  • Suzuki Violin (Preparatory School)

B.M. (University of Ottawa); B.Ed. (University of Lethbridge); M.M.

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Jin-Kyung Joen

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Artistic Director, Project STEP

In addition to serving as a member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School violin faculty, Jin-Kyung Joen was named Artistic…

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Soovin Kim

  • Violin (College, Preparatory School)

Violinist Soovin Kim joins the New England Conservatory faculty as of fall 2014.

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Nicholas Kitchen

  • Violin (College, Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violinist Nicholas Kitchen, a native of Durham, N.C., has been active as a soloist and chamber musician since making his first professional…

Mark Lakirovich

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory School)

Honors Diploma (B.M.), Azerbaijan State College of Music; graduate studies, Azerbaijan State Conservatory, Music Academies of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem,…

Judith Lee

  • Violin (Preparatory School; leave of absence, 2017/2018)

B.M. in violin performance, Eastman School of Music; M.M.

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Julianne Lee

  • Violin (BSO assistant principal second violin; Preparatory & Continuing Education; leave of absence, 2017/2018)

Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral…

Paula Majerfeld

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Paula Majerfeld, violinist/violist, has appeared throughout the United States as guest soloist with the Colorado and Jefferson Symphonies,…

Yuri Mazurkevich

  • Violin

A native of Lviv, Ukraine, Yuri Mazurkevich studied with the legendary David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory, where he received his…

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Dubravka Sajfar Moshfegh

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory School)

Graduate from Zagreb University and Brussels Royal Conservatory; Diplome Superieur for violin and Premier Prix for Chamber Music; studies with K.

Farhoud Moshfegh

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Graduate from Munich University and Brussels Royal Conservatory; participant, Budapest Bartok Seminar, Salzburg, Goslar, Weimar, Siena masterclasses;…

Rictor Noren

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Rictor Noren's collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development, and a hands-on approach to…

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Joshua Peckins

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Joshua Peckins, concert violinist, has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s Performing Arts Center…

Dimitar Petkov

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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Magdalena Suchecka Richter

  • Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • String Pedagogy (College)

Originally from Poland, Magdalena Richter has appeared as soloist with the Warsaw and Cracow Philharmonic and in the US with the Boston…

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Vera Rubin

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Vera Rubin has performed solo and chamber music throughout Russia, Germany, Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, and the United States.

David Rubinstein

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

David Rubinstein has played as a substitute violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, touring Europe, South America, Asia, and the…

Joung Hoon Song

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Joung Hoon Song began his violin studies at the age of ten in South Korea.

Jenny Stirling

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory School)

Jenny Stirling was born into a very musical family in London, UK.

Klaudia Szlachta

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Klaudia Szlachta is an award winning violinist who has both performed and taught internationally. A Polish national, Ms.

Fudeko Takahashi

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Fudeko Takahashi was the first Japanese citizen ever to receive a top prize from an international competition without studying outside of…

Mieko Van Haeren

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mieko van Haeren has been actively teaching at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School for the past three decades. Ms.

Sophie Vilker

  • Violin

Sophie Vilker graduated from the Gnesin Academy of  Music in Moscow. Her principal teachers were Yuri Yurovetsky and Gregory Gamburg.

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Valeria Vilker-Kuchment

  • Violin (BSO)

Violinist Valeria Vilker-Kuchment is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Donald Weilerstein

  • Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician.

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Cynthia Woods

  • Director, Youth Repertory Orchestra (Preparatory School)
  • Director, String Repertory Orchestra (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Hailed as a conductor with gusto and exuberance (Jim McDonald, the Boston Musical Intelligencer) whose performances have dynamic and immersing…

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Amy Goodman Wulfman

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Amy Goodman Wulfman has had an international career as a concert violinist, performing with orchestras in Europe and in the U.S.

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Xiang Yu

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2010, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu's astonishing technique, exquisite tone, and…

Liana Zaretsky

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Liana Zaretsky was born in Moscow, Russia. A few years after her family immigrated to the U.S. and landed in Boston, MA, Liana started violin lessons.

Peter Zazofsky

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Violinist Peter Zazofsky has enjoyed a career as soloist, chamber musician and educator that spans twenty years and thirty countries on five continents.

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John Ziarko

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Graduate, Boston University; violin with Roman Totenberg; viola with Eugene Lehner; assistant principal viola, Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra;…

Marta Zurad

  • Director, NEC Preparatory String Orchestra
  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Marta Zurad received her Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory and her Graduate Diploma and Master of Music degree from…

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