Special Arrangement Violin Faculty

Sylvia Ahramjian brings a varied background to violin and viola performance and teaching. Whether a long list of standard solo repertoire, chamber music, orchestral and opera repertoire, American music, contemporary composers, Baroque performance practice or most recently as a member of the West Chester University Latin Jazz Ensemble, she brings energy and commitment to the style of music being played. The three instruments, violin, viola and baroque violin, all give her a variety of tone and color in her performances.

Ms. Ahramjian is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she was a scholarship student, working with Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee. She received her Master of Music degree from Indiana University, studying with Josef Gingold, and did post-graduate study with Paul Rolland at the University of Illinois. Paul Rolland’s work on a more relaxed style of playing inspired further studies in the Alexander Technique, which has helped Sylvia address her student’s playing injuries. Summer studies with Ruggiero Ricci, Franco Guilli, Tadeus Vronsky, Marilyn McDonald, Emlyn Ngai, Cynthia Roberts, Marc Destrube, and Julie Andrijeski have had significant influence on Sylvia’s musical interpretation.

Sylvia Ahramjian actively violin, baroque violin, and viola. An artist for Parma Records, Sylvia has recorded pieces from various composers for violin and viola. She has recorded several trios for Parma Records, which were performed at Carnegie Hall in spring 2015. Previously, Sylvia also recorded solo violin music, entitled Crossroads, and a solo viola music, Ballade, and the Aram Khachaturian trio for violin, clarinet, and piano.