Misha Vayman

Misha V.

Muncie, IN
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Misha delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I earned my Bachelor of Music attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, received a Master of Music from the Colburn Conservatory, and am currently in post-graduate studies under Lina Bahn at the University of Southern California.

As a teacher, I've been fortunate to maintain private studios wherever I've lived, and have also added a regular faculty position at the Benefic Chamber Music Festival to my summer schedule, which involves coaching and private teaching. I have also recently led workshops and masterclasses at University of Texas, El Paso, JDR Summer Strings Academy in Plano, Texas, and the University of Juarez, Mexico.

It's been an honor to perform as soloist with orchestras such as the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, China, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Symphony of the Lakes Orchestras, Indiana, the Lake Charles Symphony, Louisiana, the El Paso Symphony, Texas, the Poway Symphony, California, the Juarez Symphony, Mexico, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia. My performances have been broadcast nationally and internationally, with critical acclaim.

In 2011, I starred in the music video “Stronger” with groundbreaking string trio Time for Three (the video was featured on CNN in 2012), and am featured in a music video from Bach Dancing & Dynamite playing the first movement of the Klein String Trio, as of 2017.

In chamber music I have recently collaborated with artists such as members of the Calidore String Quartet, members of the Jupiter String Quartet, David Requiro, June Han, Kurt Muroki, Carmit Zori, and Joseph Johnson, among others.

I am currently a member of the Benefic Piano Trio, Grand Prize winners of the 2018 ENKOR International Music Competition.

I am very proud to come from a tradition of great pedagogues, with long term instruction from the likes of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra ex-concertmaster Zachary DePue, acclaimed concert violinist Joan Kwuon, and Tokyo String Quartet ex-first violin Martin Beaver. I hope to pass their knowledge along with mine to my students.

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Violin Faculty
Jul 2015 - Present
Benefic Chamber Music Camp


Master of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Colburn Conservatory
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Cleveland Institute of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Grand Prize
Feb 2018
ENKOR International Music Competition
Artistic Merit Scholarship
Mar 2017
Heifetz International Music Institute
Full Fellowship
Feb 2017
Colorado Springs International Music Festival
Full Fellowship
Feb 2017
Bowdoin International Music Festival
​​​​​​​​Full Scholarship
Mar 2016
Colburn Conservatory
First Prize​​​
Oct 2015
Paris Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition
​​​​​First Prize
Aug 2014
ENKOR International Music Competition

Photos & Videos

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 
- Gideon Klein, String Trio: Allegro (Color)
Benefic Piano Trio
- Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8, in C minor
Lyon, France, 2018 - (c)Mathilde Leconte

Lyon, France, 2018 - (c)Tomy Henrion

Gamper Festival, Brunswick, ME, 2017 - (c)Acadia Mezzofanti

Bowdoin Festival, Brunswick, ME, 2017 - (c)Acadia Mezzofanti
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Anna Jun 29, 2018
Violin · In studio

Misha is great at teaching the fundamentals of the instrument and musicality simultaneously.

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