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Shirley Givens

Shirley Givens
The Juilliard School. Principal teachers: Ivan Galamian and members of The Juilliard Quartet.

Internationally recognized as an artist-teacher, with appearances at The White House, ABC and CBS-TV, the Puerto Rico Casals Festival and many other venues. Guest artist, AUSTA 2000 Celebration, master classes, lectures, and courses in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia and Mexico, and a series of lectures at Yale Graduate School as guest of the Sanford Fellowship. Master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Rice University in Texas, New England Conservatory, Chapman University Conservatory of Music in Irvine, California, SUNY Purchase. Visiting Professor and soloist, Music School and Festival in Fontainebleau, France. Summer festivals at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Victoria, Canada. International Festival, InterHarmony Festivals in Germany, Italy and San Francisco,  the Heifetz International Music Institute. Recipient of the prestigious U.S.Presidential Scholar Teacher Recognition Award.  Long list of outstanding students includes concert artist Pamela Frank, Joseph Lin, newly appointed first violinist of the Juilliard Quartet and Joseph Swensen, violin virtuoso and former conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Author and illustrator of twenty-four instructional violin books. Professor Emeritus of Violin at Peabody Conservatory. Currently on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Mannes College The New School.

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