Ian Swensen, violin • (916) 278-5167 • Send Email

Ian Swensen is one of the very few musicians to have been awarded top prize in both the International Violin Competition and the International Chamber Music Competition (as first violinist of the Meliora String Quartet) of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation; he received the awards consecutively in 1984 and 1985. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber artist in many prestigious concert halls, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Symphony Hall in Boston, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. He has also performed with the Spoleto, Santa Fe, Aspen, Marlboro, and Chamber Music West festivals, among others. Swensen studied at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and at the Eastman School with Donald Weilerstein, and has taught at the Longy School at Cambridge, Florida State University, and Oberlin Conservatory. His recordings can be found on the Telarc, Mercury, and Musical Heritage labels.