[ Violin ]

Sharon Roffman

Violinist Sharon Roffman, a prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has become equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 as a soloist in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins with Itzhak Perlman playing and conducting. She has performed all over the world including as a guest concertmaster of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre d’Auvergne, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Roffman was a member of Orchestre National de France from 2009-2011, and was appointed “Violon Solo” of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in 2016. As a chamber musician, Ms. Roffman has collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Brentano, Shanghai, Avalon, and Miami Quartets. Passionate about combining performance and education, Ms. Roffman is the founder and artistic director of ClassNotes, a chamber music ensemble and non-profit organization dedicated to introducing public school students to classical music through interdisciplinary school residencies and performances. Ms. Roffman is also serves as Principal Curriculum Developer for the Australian Chamber Orchestra; created an online elementary school curriculum about the relationship between music and art for the ACO; and regularly teaches in elementary schools across Australia both live and via video conferencing. Ms. Roffman is a graduate of The Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her former teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Peter Winograd, Robert Lipsett, Patinka Kopec and Nicole DiCecco.