Avi Nagin

Avi Nagin
Violin II
Avi Nagin

Violinist Avi Nagin is an active recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator. A graduate of The Colburn School and the Yale School of Music, Avi 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. An accomplished chamber musician, Avi 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. This summer, Avi will be appearing in concerts at the Appalachian Summer Festival with Gil Morgenstern, Ole Akahoshi, J.Y. Song, and Kathryn Lockwood. As a member of Shattered Glass, a conductor-less string ensemble comprised of alumni from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Kneisel Hall, Avi appears in the group’s recent debut album, featuring the music of Caroline Shaw, Pascal Le Boeuf, and Tarik O’Regan. The musician-lead ensemble includes in its mission to perform and promote works of young and emerging composers, and in the past two seasons alone has performed the works of at least six living composers. During his time as a student, Avi held leadership positions in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony, and New York Youth Symphony. Avi has recently become substitute violinist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and New Jersey Symphony, and was appointed Principal 2nd Violin of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, 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 Orchestra, and has appeared with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. He has also attended festivals including Tanglewood, Kneisel Hall, the Lake George Music Festival, and the Heifetz Institute. Avi has recently become substitute faculty at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division and 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’s principal teachers include Ani Kavafian, Robert Lipsett, Daniel Phillips, and Ann Setzer, and he has studied chamber music with Arnold Steinhardt, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Paul Coletti. This summer marks Avi’s second year on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival.

 

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