String Faculty

Julia Kuzmina

Violin & Viola Faculty

Trained in the Russian violin tradition, a graduate of the Novosibirsk State Conservatory, Julia has performed at major venues in South Korea, China, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and in the United States. Julia has participated in various international music festivals, including the Trans-Siberian Art Festival and XII & XIII International Violin Music Festival in Novosibirsk,…

Dr. Nina Vieru Zubaidi

Violin Faculty

Violinist Nina Vieru has performed on many of the most prominent stages in Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Mexico and the United States including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Verizon Hall and Perelman Hall. She was a guest soloist with the Galati Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, and has twice appeared in concert at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Ms.…

Sandra VandeGeijn

Violin Faculty

Violist and violinist Sandra VandeGeijn is a viola graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music  and Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Roberto Diaz,  respectively. She recently moved to Philadelphia from Baltimore, Maryland, where she  freelanced throughout the Baltimore, Wilmington, DE, and Washington, DC region and also  maintained a private teaching studio. She is a regular member…

Jacques-Pierre Malan

Cello Faculty

South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malan is taking the classical music world by storm with his unparalleled performances, innovative projects, and uncompromising dedication to energizing and uplifting both audiences and musicians alike. His initiatives have landed him on stages across the world from Africa to Europe to the USA. He is currently based in Baltimore Maryland, allowing him access to America’s…

Dr. Daniel Hull

Guitar Faculty

Dr. Daniel Hull earned a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from Illinois State University where he studied with Douglas Rubio and the degrees Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in guitar performance from the Eastman School of Music while studying with Nicholas Goluses.  An active soloist, ensemble musician and teacher on acoustic and electric guitar, Hull…

Lorenzo Mazzamuto

Violin Faculty

Born in Catania in 1986, Lorenzo Mazzamuto graduated in 2005 from the Vincenzo Bellini Musical Institute of Catania with ten and laude as a student of Maestro Vito Imperato. He had his solo debut with an orchestra at the age of 11 performing a Vivaldi Concerto. The young violinist has already taken part in over 25 national and international musical…

Rodolfo Leuenberger

Violin Faculty

Rodolfo Leuenberger, originally from Mechanicsburg, PA, studied with Pamela de Wall, Odin Rathnam, and Joseph Esmilla of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. He completed his BM in 2009 and MM in 2011 from Temple University studying with Helen Kwalwasser. At Temple, Rodolfo performed with the Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, and the Lincoln Center. Other activities during his…

Tanya Ivanova

Violin Faculty

Samara Conservatory, Belarussian National Conservatory, Minsk; Gnessin Institute of Music Pedagogy, Moscow, Russia.

Jeffrey Solow

Special Arrangement Cello Faculty

Jeffrey Solow’s impassioned and compelling cello playing has enthralled audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. His multi-faceted career embraces performances as recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician, as well as teaching, writing and lecturing on a variety of cellistic topics and arranging and editing music for the cello. Two of his many recordings were nominated…

Sylvia Ahramjian

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.…