Alex Shiozaki

Alex S.

Astoria, NY
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Violin

Levels Taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
I have studied with members of the Juilliard Quartet, and hold degrees from Juilliard and Harvard. As a teacher, I aim to give my students the tools to analyze and improve their own playing. I currently teach in the Preparatory Division at the Juilliard School and at the Interlochen Arts Camp.

As a professional violinist, my performance experiences range from solo (Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, and AXIOM Ensemble, among others) to orchestral (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and more) to even popular music (Stars of the Lid tour and Cheryl B. Engelhardt's CD One Up)! I am constantly evaluating my own musicality and the physical mechanics of how I play, and I apply this to my teaching of students of all levels.
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About

Alex delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8 to 80

Teaching since:
2009

I am a professional violinist in NYC, with degrees from Juilliard (M.M. and D.M.A. in Violin Performance) and Harvard (B.A. in Music). Among my teachers are Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes of the Juilliard String Quartet, Lynn Chang (Boston Conservatory), and Robin Sharp (Stanford University). Outside of my studio, I teach at Juilliard in the Music Advancement Program, and at the Interlochen Arts Camp.

My performance experiences range from solo (performances with the Sendai Philharmonic, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, and AXIOM Ensemble, among others) to orchestral (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and more) to even popular music (Stars of the Lid tour and Cheryl B. Engelhardt's CD One Up)! I am constantly evaluating my own musicality and the physical mechanics of how I play, and I apply this to my teaching of students of all levels.

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Experience

Violin Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Interlochen Center for the Arts

I teach violin and chamber music at the Interlochen Arts Camp, a summer arts program for students grade 3-12.

Violin Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present
The Juilliard School

As a faculty member of Juilliard's Music Advancement Program, I teach violin and chamber music to intermediate students of diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field.

Violinist
Feb 2016 - Present
Momenta Quartet

Momenta: the plural of momentum – four individuals in motion towards a common goal. This is the idea behind the Momenta Quartet, whose eclectic vision encompasses contemporary music of all aesthetic backgrounds alongside great music from the recent and distant past.  The New York City-based quartet has premiered over 100 works, collaborated with over 120 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its “diligence, curiosity and excellence.” In the words of The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, “few American players assume Haydn’s idiom with such ease.”

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Education

D.M.A. in Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
The Juilliard School
M.M. in Violin Performance
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
The Juilliard School
B.A. in Music
Aug 2005 - Jun 2009
Harvard College

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