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Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham is an award-winning soloist, Professor of Strings and String Pedagogy at South Dakota State University, and a sought-after composer best known for his 24 Caprices for Solo Violin (©2020)  selling by the hundreds around the world.

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor featured him as the soloist for their 2015 graduation ceremony, where he also accepted the Willis Patterson Award and Engraved Medal for exceptional excellence, and graduated with Highest Honors.

Completing his Doctorate in Violin Performance at the University of Arizona, he graduated with highest honors again. There he served simultaneously as Concertmaster of both the Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Arizona Contemporary Ensemble. He also won the institution’s annual Concerto Competition with the Brahms Violin Concerto, using his own cadenzas.

Dr. Abraham is also a:

• Distinguished Clinician of the

Cochise Music Teacher’s Association

• Online Music Education Specialist

certified by the Royal Conservatory of Music

• Yoga Teacher certified by 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), 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, Mind Over Finger podcast with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier, Violin Podcast with Eric Mrugala, Lovin’ Life in Tucson newspaper, Arizona Jewish Post newspaper, 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 62,000 verified string players, and proud Artistic 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 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

"Such a fascinating set of works!  I can't wait to hear more of them!"
Violinist, Jennifer Koh

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The 24 Caprices, 2nd Edition
by Dr. Immanuel Abraham

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Suzuki 1 to the Tchaikovsky Concerto

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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


Grammy Nominated, The Mad Violinist

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