Almita Vamos

Almita Vamos is graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where she studied with Mischa Mischakoff and Louis Persinger. She was the winner of the Young Concert Artist Guild auditions and the Juilliard Orchestra and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competitions, and was chosen appear on the prestigious NYC Kaufman Auditorium Series. Her students have won top prizes in nearly all of the major national and international competitions including Tchaikovsky, Carl Flesch, Menuhin, Bach (Leipzig), Szigeti, Kreisler, Neilsen, Paganini, Montreal, among many others. Many of her former students are members of major orchestras including Israel, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Berlin, amongst many others. She won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching six times, ASTA Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, Ars Viva Award for Excellence, and has been featured on “Sunday Morning” CBS. Previously, she taught at the Oberlin Conservatory and at Northwestern University. Presently, she teaches at the College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and the Music Institute of Chicago where she is the co-recipient of the Rachel Barton Pine Violin Chair. In 2018 she and her husband received the ASTA Award for Distinguished Teaching and this summer she will teach at Bowdoin, Chautauqua, and Aspen.


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