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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Avi Nagin

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Violinist AVI NAGIN is a member of the critically acclaimed Amernet String Quartet, as well as Assistant Teaching Professor and Head of Strings at Florida International University where the quartet serves as Artist-In-Residence Ensemble. A native New Yorker, Nagin’s performances have brought him to halls across the United States, Europe, and Israel.  In addition to his touring schedule with the Amernet, Nagin maintains an active career as a chamber musician and has performed with members of the Borromeo, Ebène and Orion Quartets, Anton Nel, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Benny and Eric Kim, Ronald Leonard, Ronald Thomas, and Awadagin Pratt.  Nagin is also in demand as an orchestral leader, having served as Concertmaster of Opera Naples, Sarasota Opera, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Palm Beach Symphony and Florida Grand Opera, Principal 2nd Violin of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and guest Assistant Concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.  

Prior to joining the Amernet, Nagin was faculty assistant to Dr. Ann Setzer at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, violin faculty and Director of Chamber Music at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music (NJ), and chamber music faculty with the New York Youth Symphony. During the summer Nagin serves as 2nd Assistant Concertmaster and faculty at the Eastern Music Festival (NC). Nagin has also attended the festivals of Prussia Cove, Tanglewood, Aspen, Kneisel Hall, Heifetz, and Meadowmount. Nagin holds degrees from Yale University and The Colburn School, and his principal teachers include Ani Kavafian, Robert Lipsett, Ann Setzer, and Daniel Phillips, as well as violin and chamber music studies with Arnold Steinhardt. This is Nagin’s 8th summer at EMF.