Violinist Avi Nagin is an active recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. He has performed in collaboration with members of the Ebène and Orion Quartets, as well as with Paul Coletti, Benny and Eric Kim, and Ronald Leonard. A recent graduate of The Colburn School and the Yale School of Music, Avi’s performances have brought him to stages across the country, including Carnegie Hall and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. He has appeared at prestigious masterclasses and workshops around the world, including at Carnegie Hall led by pianist Leon Fleisher, where he also worked closely with Yo-Yo Ma and Pamela Frank. Avi has also twice attended the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England, where he appeared in masterclasses for András Keller and Philippe Graffin, as well as legendary violinist Ivry Gitlis. During his time as a student, Avi held leadership positions in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestral, Aspen Chamber Symphony, and New York Youth Symphony. Since then has has become Principal 2nd Violin of Symphony in C, Assistant Principal 2nd Violin of the Norwalk Symphony, section violin with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Artosphere Festival Orchestral, and has also appeared with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. He has also attended festivals including Kneisel Hall, Lake George Music Festival, and the Heifetz Institute. Avi’s principal teachers include Ani Kavafian, Robert Lispett, Daniel Phillips, and Ann Setzer, and he has studied chamber music with Arnold Steinhardt, Sylvia Rosenberg and Paul Coletti. In addition to his performance activities, Avi is an active educator, and along with his private teaching he serves on the chamber music faculty of the New York Youth Symphony and was previously a “Teaching Artist” with Yale University’s Music in Schools Initiative.
- Avi Nagin
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