Vlad Evstafiev

Vlad E.

Cleveland, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
It is always a pleasure to see my students develop their skills and deeper interest in music. I believe that everyone can perform starting with simple solo pieces of 2-5 minutes long. This experience is rewarding for self development and artistic growth. I remember always playing for my classmates in high school and enjoying it a lot. Making new friends and sharing music is part of being musician and playing musical instrument. I enjoy creativity and imagination in playing music, since every melody has its personality and character, it is like an improvisational storytelling with different narratives. When teaching, it is very important to feel comfortable and and to have proper posture. I always make sure that my students play freely without any tension. This is quite interesting topic and complex, so in a few words, before to start playing the instrument it is essential to know how your body and muscles work.  I took Alexander technique class at IU which helped me to realize the importance of proper approach to any instrument. Even small problems which seem irrelevant, can lead and develop injuries. I play with a shoulder and without it. It took a lot of time to understand how this works and I will be happy to share my experience with you.

About Vlad E.

Internationally trained violinist Vlad Evstafiev holds a Master in Music diploma from Glenn Korff School of Music where he was accepted as a Graduate Teaching Assistant on a full scholarship studying with David Neely, a former student of esteemed Joseph Gingold.

Vlad served as a concertmaster of UNL Symphony Orchestra in 2015-2017. Vlad also holds a Performer Diploma in violin performance from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with a brilliant and bright violinist, a member of Grammy awarded Pacifica Quartet, Austin Hartmann.

Vlad, originally from Ukraine, received his first Master in Music diploma in Moscow, Russia, studying with Prof. Golovina, a former student of both, Leonid Kogan and Yuri Yankelevich. He worked professionally with many orchestras including The Bolshoi Theatre and Moscow Central Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Simonov. In 2010, Vlad was invited to join San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra in Mexico, where he played with them for four years as the assistant principal of second violins as well as in a professional string quartet. At the same time, Vlad worked as a violin teacher at the State of San Luis Potosi School of Music and taught privately as well. Throughout his career, he has had great opportunities to work with such amazing, internationally recognized well-known artists as: Yuri Simonov, Maxim Vengerov, Anton Miller, Ben Folds, Leila Josefowicz, Midori Goto, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Pinchas Zukerman among others.


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Lessons with Vlad were extremely helpful and I received a good insight on how to practice and what changes I need to make in my playing to succeed. He helped me to correct my technique and I was able to overcome specific technical challenges which affected my playing before. In a few words, I feel that my practice changed and became much more efficient than before, I very much appreciate his support.

Posted May 5, 2019

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Performer Diploma
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Indiana University

Master of Music
Jan 2015 - May 2017

Nebraska University

Master of Music
Jan 2005 - May 2010

Moscow Institute Ippolitov Ivanov



Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Performer Diploma
May 2017

Jacobs School of Music


Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2017
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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