Alistair Watson

Alistair W.

Dorchester, MA

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Alistair delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

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I began my collegiate education in the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying under the internationally acclaimed violinist Piotr Milewski and Ariel String quartet. Later on studying under Evgeny Zvonnikov and the St. Petersburg String Quartet. While there, served as a section leader under the baton of Mark Gibson during the Beethoven and Mahler Festivals. Additionally, I was section leader in the suprima chamber orchestra which had seen concerts throughout the US and Russia. Premiered chamber/orchestral works by contemporary composers, and participated as a section violinist of the Queen City Opera.
Afterwards, I pursued my Master of Music in violin performance. I was a graduate assistant under stipend and full scholarship at the Texas Christian University, studying under the tutelage of Dr. Misha Galaganov. As a graduate assistant, I worked directly for Dr. Galaganov teaching violin lessons to students who were studying music as a minor. As I would teach these lessons, my professor would give me feedback on the progress of my students. During this time I also had the pleasure of playing in the Odysseus North Texas chamber Orchestra which one third place in the orchestral division of the national "American Prize" competition.

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Masters degree in violin peformance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Texas Christian University
Bachelors degree in violin performance
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Wichita State University
Studied violin peformance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing solo violin of Autumn from "The Four Seasons" with the TCU Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

Playing Sibelius Violin Concerto for Master Class with Faculty from Wintergreen Music Festival

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2


2 Reviews

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Annabelle Feb 17, 2018
Violin · In home

Alistair was great with my daughter and he
Is very knowledgeable, I look forward to the next lesson

Sally Y. Jan 17, 2018
Violin · In home

I just had the first lesson with Alistair yesterday. It was a fantastic experience. I think I found the great teacher who can make my improvements when time goes by. Alistair always can make me understand how to correct the existing problems during the play such as my forms, fingering, etc. Thank you so much for Alistair's great teaching. He has both teaching skills and great personality.

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