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Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham is an award-winning violin soloist, celebrated composer, and Professor of Strings and Pedagogy at South Dakota State University.

There, he has also served as the Concertmaster of Woodbine Production's 2023 Season, Prairie Repertory Theatre’s 2024 Season, and began the SDSU Honors String Quartet. 

 

Dr. Abraham is best known for his television appearances on PBS's "Arizona Illustrated", his "24 Caprices for Solo Violin" published in 2020, and The Violin Guild, hosting over 65,000 verified string players

The University of Michigan featured him at their 2015 commencement where he accepted the Willis Patterson Award and Engraved Medal of Excellence. He is also a proud Ambassador for Southwest Strings, D'Addario Orchestral, Pirastro, WMutes, and Ovation Press.

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 Concertmaster of the NEWorks Philharmonic Orchestra 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.

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:

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"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

"Phenomenal!"—
— Grammy Award Winners, Black Violin

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

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