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Musician for Dance
Vladimir Kromin is an experienced violin and viola instructor for 40 years who is using traditional methods of teaching along with a balanced use of the Suzuki Method for younger students. His professional background also includes violin performance, as well as piano accompaniment, composition, improvisation and musical arrangements in a variety of genres.
Vladimir Kromin was born and raised in Ukraine, where he received his professional training as a violin performer and a pedagogue. He began violin lessons at the age of five in Simferopol (Crimea) with renowned Soviet pedagogue and composer Pavel Scholtz, who studied at Moscow Conservatory with the legendary Konstantin Mostras. After graduating from Tchaikovsky Music College in Simferopol and serving in the Black Sea Navy Band in Sevastopol, Vladimir continued his professional education at Odessa State Conservatory where he studied with professor Zoya Istomina and where he received his Master of Music degree in 1993. Before moving to Israel in 1995, Vladimir extensively performed as a chamber musician in Ukraine and Western Europe and received numerous prizes including multiple invitations for performance on radio and television. In Israel he continued his musical career as an independent teacher and a freelance performer, collaborating with classical and klezmer musicians.
In 1999 Vladimir was invited to join the faculty at the Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia (USA) where he still holds a large violin/viola studio and also teaches violin group classes and conducts the junior orchestra. In 2006 Vladimir began working at the Music Department of Radford University (Virginia) as an adjunct professor of violin/viola, as well as chamber music instructor and chamber orchestra conductor. In 2018 Vladimir was invited to join the Dance department of Radford University as a piano accompanist for classical ballet program. Since 2011 Vladimir has been serving as the music faculty member at Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities, where he still conducts the String Orchestra, coaches string ensembles and teaches violin and viola. He is an active member of the Virginia Music Teachers Association as well as the Music Teachers National Association. His students are winners of many regional and international string competitions and had multiple performances at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NY. They have also been members of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra. Vladimir performs regularly with the Roanoke Symphony and Roanoke Opera.