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A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, violinist ROCHELLE ABRAMSON made her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as winner of the Artists International Auditions. Ms. Abramson has been a winner in numerous other competitions, including the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Competition, the National Stillman-Kelly Competition, and the Palm Beach Flagler-Matthews Competition.
In Southern California she has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and with many Los Angeles area orchestras. She has been concertmaster of the Long Beach Bach Festival, the Peninsula Symphony's annual Summer Concerts, the Carson Symphony, and the San Juan Capistrano Symphony. Currently she is concertmaster of the L.A. Valley College Symphony, with which she recently played Bruch's Scottish Fantasy. As a chamber music performer, Ms. Abramson has appeared in concerts at Barnsdall Park, the Museum of Natural History, the Bing Theater Sundays at Four series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and at Harbor College. A member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's first violin section, she joined the Orchestra in the 1978/79 season. Ms. Abramson was the recipient of two individual artist's grants from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department between 1992 and 1994.