Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham is an, award-winning, African American soloist, composer, teacher, lecturer, and visiting concertmaster of two to four ensembles throughout the year. He is also a masterful improviser, kirtankar, and fiddler.
He has had live audiences across seven countries. His published works include the “24 Caprices for Solo Violin”, used in concerts and auditions around the world. He is also the author of “J.S. Bach’s Chaconne: A Performer-Composer's Approach to Interpretation", and three string quartets, including the popular "Gilgamesh Quartet."
He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance with highest honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and was the featured string soloist of their 2015 graduation commencement.
He graduated summa cum laude, again, with his Doctorate in Violin Performance from the University of Arizona, where he served simultaneously as Concertmaster of the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Arizona Contemporary Ensemble (ACE). He also won the institution’s annual concerto competition with the Brahms Violin Concerto, in which he premiered his own cadenzas.
Dr. Abraham is also a:
• Distinguished Clinician of the
Cochise Music Teacher’s Association
• Online Music Education Specialist certified by the
• Yoga Teacher certified by the Yoga Renew School
Dr. Abraham recently 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), 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, Mind Over Finger podcast with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier, Violin Podcast with Eric Mrugala, Lovin’ Life in Tucson newspaper, Arizona Jewish Post newspaper, and the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, the Conn-Selmer “Music Professor” violin series, and much more.
He is also the founder of The Violin Guild, hosting over 55,000 verified string players, and proud Artistic Ambassador for Southwest Strings, D'Addario Orchestral, WMutes, and Ovation Press.
Beyond music, he is a lifelong vegetarian, proactive environmentalist, and passionate advocate for world kinship through the arts.
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