Renata Arado

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Faculty Details

  • Does not teach privately

Renata Arado, began violin instruction in the Suzuki method at age two in Chicago. She continued her violin studies at the University of Michigan and Rice University with Camilla Wicks, and earned a master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory in the chamber music program. Ms. Arado is currently concertmaster of both the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Gulf Coast Symphony in Fort Myers, Florida. She was formerly principal second violin of Norway's Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for fifteen years. She has performed with chamber groups around the globe, collaborating with Isaac Stern, Julia Fischer, Robert Mann, Yefim Bronfman, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Andrew Armstrong. She has appeared as a soloist at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, debuting the Concerto for Two Violins by Dinos Constantinides. She additionally performed in recital at Carnegie Hall the chamber works of Mr. Constantinides. Ms. Arado performs regularly in chamber series, including the Taos Chamber Group; Captiva Island Cultural Festival; Sanibel Music Festival; B.I.G. Arts Concert Series of Sanibel, of which she is currently an artistic council advisor. Renata is on the artist-faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School.