Artem Kolesov

Artem K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing violin since the age of 6. One day I had to make the difficult decision choosing between violin and piano, because both instruments are very dear to me. I chose violin as my primary instrument for its lyrical qualities and closeness to human voice. At the age of 13 I won the Saint Petersburg Violin Competition and performed with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic.
I am excited to share my love for this instrument with my students no matter what age they are. I see each person as an individual who has their own artistic voice and I will help you to further develop it.
I have won Gartoff International Violin Competition, Freiburg International Violin Competition, Dalhousie Solo Competition, Halifax Rose Bowl, Roosevelt Violin Competition and most recently competed in Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China, where my quartet placed 3rd. Recently I performed the Brahms Violin Concerto in the Symphony Centre downtown Chicago with Roosevelt Symphony Orchestra.
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About

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Artem delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4+, males 0 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2008

Hello! My name is Artem and I'm 24 years old. I'm a freelance musician, composer and pedagogue.
I am passionate about teaching because I believe education and willingness to learn is an extremely important factor for personal development and success.
I was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia and underwent intensive training in voice, violin, composition and piano. After winning the Frieburg Intenational Violin Competition in 2010, I was offered a full scholarship to study music at Dalhousie University at the age of sixteen. After moving to Canada I went through a 9-month intensive english learning program, so I know first hand how difficult it can be to learn a new language. This experience helped me understand the struggles that any ESL student goes through and discover new ways to teach my first language to others.
I am excited to get to know you and share my knowledge with you!

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Education

Master of Music
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
Roosevelt University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Dalhousie University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Music
May 2015
Dalhousie University

Global Assessment Certificate
May 2011
Dalhousie University

Awards

Concerto Competition winner
Feb 2017
Chicago College of Performing Arts
3rd Prize Winner
Aug 2016
Schoenfeld International Music Competition
1st Prize winner
Aug 2010
Freiburg International Violin Competition
Best Young Emerging Artist in Saint Petersburg
Feb 2010
Valentina Matvienko - Mayor of Saint Petersburg, Russia

Photos & Videos

Another video of Yas quartet performing Langsamer Satz by A. Webern
I hope this short documentary will help you get to know me a little bit better!
Another picture from Colorado College Music Festival

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Performing Brahms Violin Concerto in Colorado College Music Festival summer 2016

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Enjoy the second movement of the Brahms violin Concerto
This is a video from Schoenfeld International Competition, where the Yas quartet, in which I'm currently the first violinist, won 3rd prize
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9 Reviews

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Jamie W. Jun 6, 2018
Violin · In studio

Artem is an excellent teacher. He provides the perfect balance of explanations, demonstrations and expectations for at-home practice. Thank you so much!

Felipe Mar 26, 2018
Russian · In studio

Nothing beats learning from a native speaker, especially one as knowledgeable and professional as Artem. Russian is his native language, but you would never have guessed it since his English is impeccable. He takes difficult concepts and makes them simple to understand. He walks with you each step of the way, meeting you at your level and guiding you to fluency. He understands the best way you learn and adapts to your learning needs and situation. Artem will help you attain native pronunciation and will go out of his way to provide extra help and materials. I've been amazed how much I have gained from lessons with him. Highly recommended. Wonderful teacher.

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Timothy C. Aug 28, 2017
Russian · Online

Artem was great. He is a good communicator and is flexible with his schedule. Thanks Artem!!

Michael Mar 16, 2017
Russian · Online

Artem was incredibly helpful when I was taking my Russian classes. My parents never taught me and I finally decided to learn so I could converse with my grandparents.

Artem was amazing at showing me how to speak naturally and fluently without ever getting impatient with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn.

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Monique Mar 16, 2017
Violin · In studio

Artem is a wonderful violin teacher! He makes it a pleasure to go to lessons and is always in a good mood.

Eduardo Mar 16, 2017
Russian · Online

He helped me develop my ability to speak Russian without ever putting me down. I've had many Russian teachers and he's by far the nicest I've ever had. I feel like I learned a lot

Simon Mar 15, 2017
English · Online

Artem has helped me so much with writing my essays and improving my english skills. I would say that I was only able to pass my high school english thanks to him.
I loved how easy he makes everything seem by breaking down complex ideas into much easier and simpler concepts. I highly recommend him!

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Arash Mar 15, 2017
Piano · In studio

Artem is knowledable, experienced and very friendly. His feedback is always thoughtful yet detailed and critical. My performance skills have improved substantially as a result of studying with him. He also always encouraged me during lessons to think independently and develop my own artistic voice.

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Lalo Mar 15, 2017
Violin · In home

Eventhough I began to study violin with Artem at a very low level, he made me feel welcomed into the music world. He was very patient with me and tried to work with my skill level. I also took Russian with him, I highly recommend both.

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