Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham is an, award-winning, African American violin soloist, composer, teacher, lecturer, and visiting concertmaster of two to four ensembles throughout the year. He is also a masterfully-proficient gypsy-style improviser, kirtankar, and fiddler.

Dr. Abraham has held live audiences across seven countries, and is best-known for his versatility and creativity. His compositional highlights include his popular “24 Caprices for Solo Violin” comprising 6 genres, including three fugues, fiddle tunes, solo jazz, and encores — 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 several string quartets, including "The Gilgamesh Quartet."

 

Dr. Abraham has held live audiences across seven countries, and is best-known for his versatility and creativity as a performer and composer. His compositional highlights include his popular “24 Caprices for Solo Violin” used in auditions and concerts around the world, and "The Gilgamesh Quartet" premiered at the University of Michigan. He is also the author of  “J.S. Bach’s Chaconne: A Performer-Composer's Approach to Interpretation".

He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance with highest honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and was their featured commencement soloist in 2015.

He graduated summa cum laude three times, ending 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 certified as a:

• Distinguished Clinician of the

Cochise Music Teacher’s Association

• Online Music Education Specialist of the

Royal Conservatory of Music

• Yoga Teacher from the Yoga Renew School

in Hoboken, California.

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 and director of The Violin Guild, hosting over 55,000 bowed-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.

 

Social media: @TheViolinDoctor on:

Facebook, Instagram and String Masters

"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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24 Caprices for Solo Violin
by Dr. Immanuel Abraham

"The NEW 24 Caprices"
—Dr. Reuben Salazar, DMA


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Dr. Immanuel Abraham Violin 24 Caprices

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"...jazzy stuff, fiddle, different periods of classical. Bowings work. I'm impressed with the details and skill writing in these different styles."
Violinist, Lauren Farrell

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"I respect you as your own artist from day one.

You'll learn what you want to learn, regardless of genre."

-Dr. Abraham

"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

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

"...a great leader in our music world."
Emmy Award Winner, Mark Wood

"Abraham's Bach is on fire!"

Renowned Luthiery, Plymoth Violins

"Phenomenal!"—

Grammy Nominated, The Mad Violinist

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