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    The celebrated violinist and pedagogue Aaron Rosand continues a brilliant career as a teacher on the faculties of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and The Mannes College of Music in New York.   He holds the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in violin studies at Curtis where he has taught for the past 34 years.   His students have garnered the top prizes in most of the international competitions and many concertmasters of major orchestra of the world had studied with him at The Curtis Institute and The Mannes College of Music.   A few outstanding examples are Ray Chen, Stephen Copes, David Coucheron, Stephanie Jeong, Alex Kerr, Elissa Koljonen, Richard Lin, Benjamin Schmidt and Stephen Waarts.

    Aaron Rosand ranks among the world’s outstanding violinists.  His great art has left audiences spellbound in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world.  Acclaimed as one of the premier violinist of today, Aaron Rosand carries on the tradition of two distinguished school of violin playing of Eugene Ysaye and famed Efrem Zimbalist, a student of Leopold Auer.

    At the age of nine, Rosand gave his recital debut at the Chicago Opera house.  The following year the young prodigy made his orchestra debut performing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Since then, he has appeared with the Major American and European orchestra under such distinguished conductors as Bernstein, Blomstedt, Kondrashin, Leinsdorf, Maazel, Rostropovich, Reiner, Slatkin, Steinberg and Skrowbaczewski.  Rosand has recorded extensively: the complete Beethoven, Brahms, and Bach sonatas, various other sonatas and concertos and virtuoso repertoire specializing in 19th century works.  His Sarasate and French masterpieces CDs have been best sellers from many years.  In 2013, Mr. Rosand released a 4 disk DVD collection called "Aaron Rosand: A Musical Memoir in Live Performances" featuring live unedited performances from 1960-2004.