Sharon Roffmanviolin (on leave)
Sharon Roffman, a prize winner at the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Violin Competition, graduated from the Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, as a student of Donald Weilerstein and Itzhak Perlman. Having made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1997, Ms. Roffman has now embarked on a diverse career that includes performances as soloist with orchestra, in recital, as chamber music collaborator and in educational outreach presentations. Ms. Roffman made her Carnegie Hall debut as a featured soloist in Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins with Itzhak Perlman playing and conducting; Ms Roffman performed the same piece in a "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast showcasing the Perlman Music Program in 2003. Ms. Roffman has been a frequent guest performer in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln's Center "Meet the Music" and "Inside Chamber Music" series; she has spent several summers performing at the Marlboro Music Festival, and as a child spent many years performing on Sesame Street. Ms. Roffman is also the newest member of Counter)Induction, a critically acclaimed chamber music group devoted to performing works of contemporary composers. Ms. Roffman is on the faculty of the Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ, the Manhattan School of Music, and is a professor of violin and Concert Artist at Kean University. Her former teachers include Peter Winograd, Robert Lipsett, Patinka Kopec and Nicole DiCecco. Ms. Roffman is the founder and director of ClassNotes, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to introducing public school students to classical music.