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Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham is an award-winning violin soloist, celebrated composer, and Professor of Strings and String Pedagogy at South Dakota State University, where he also began the Honors String Quartet.  He is best known for his television appearances on PBS's "Arizona Illustrated" and for his "24 Caprices for Solo Violin", published in 2020.

The University of Michigan featured him at their 2015 commencement where he accepted the Willis Patterson Award and Engraved Medal of Excellence.

He completed his Doctorate, again with highest honors, at the University of ArizonaThere he served simultaneously as Concertmaster of the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Contemporary Ensemble. He also won the institution’s annual Concerto Competition with the Brahms Violin Concerto, premiering his own cadenzas.

With a grant from CSMA, he went on to become certified in Music Education at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Abraham then served as the Concertmaster for NEWorks Philharmonic Orchestra's premiere of

"An African American Requiem" — a twenty-movement symphonic mass by Damien Geter, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.


Other programs and organizations recently featuring Dr. Abraham include the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), European String Teacher's Association (ESTA), The Menuhin-Dowling Program, Southwest Strings, American String Teacher’s Association, Tucson Film Festival, String Masters, Key To Change, SHAR Music, Fiddlershop, Community School of Music & Arts, The Entertainer magazine, the Arizona Jewish Post newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, and many more.

He is also the founder of The Violin Guild, hosting over 64,000 verified string players, and is a proud Ambassador for Southwest Strings, D'Addario Orchestral, Pirastro, WMutes, and Ovation Press.

His published works include the “24 Caprices for Solo Violin”, the "Gilgamesh Quartet",  and “J.S. Bach’s Chaconne: A Performer-Composer's Approach to Interpretation".


Beyond music, he is a proactive environmentalist, yogi,  and passionate advocate for world kinship through the arts.


Social Media handle - @TheViolinDoctor:

Facebook, Instagram

"Dr. Abraham's 24 Caprices for Solo Violin are a masterpiece of advanced violin repertoire reflecting the musical globalism and diversity of the 21st century."
The University of Arizona,
College of Fine Arts

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"They're such a fascinating set of works!"
Violinist, Jennifer Koh

"There is a sense of utter commitment in his playing, and quality in his approach to performance that is unique and captivating."
—St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster,
David Halen

"Abraham's Bach is on fire!"
Renowned Luthiery, Plymoth Violins

"Abraham is truly a great
leader of our music.

Emmy Award Winner, Mark Wood

— Grammy Award Winners, Black Violin

"As authentic a fiddle player
as I've ever heard!
Grammy Award Winner, Alex DePue

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