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Kiran Rajamani

2023 Violin D

Violinist Kiran Rajamani, a native of Penfield, New York, has performed in the New York State Ballet, Butler Philharmonic Orchestra, Ad Hoc Music Ensemble, and Cordancia Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Center Stage Pops Symphony Orchestra, Seneca Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Ad Hoc Music Ensemble, and others. He has also performed in the Rochester Early Music Festival, Keuka Lake Music Festival, Seneca Summer Music Festival, and Ascent International Chamber Music Festival

As a chamber musician, he has participated in masterclasses with Jennifer Koh, Eugene Drucker, Juliana Athayde, and members of the Ying, Momenta, and Escher String Quartets. At Haverford College, Kiran received the Sylvia Glickman Chamber Music Prize and afterwards performed in the Asteria Quartet.

He studied briefly at Haverford with Barbara Govatos, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Robert E. Mortensen Chair, who invited him to take lessons after judging his winning performance in the college’s concerto competition. His teachers also include the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Molly McDonald, as well as Ruth Marie Ballance and Jo Nardolillo. At CCM, he completed a master’s in violin performance, and will remain a student of Dr. Won-Bin Yim in the DMA program, starting this fall.