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March 24 @ 7:30 pm$10.00
Adam DeGraff is an American violinist, composer, teacher, and farmer. He spent the first part of his career as a first-chair, professional orchestral musician working under the batons of all those famous white dudes who’s names you probably know if you are into classical music. Since then, Adam has been experimenting with rock violin, song writing, alternative music education, and traditional organic farming practices. Though he regularly hangs with chickens, pigs, and cows, Adam has only been bitten once: by a human violin student.
A very serious, fancy, refined, and pedigreed (GAG!) violinist, Adam went to Northwestern University as an undergraduate where he studied with famed Portuguese violinist, Gerardo Ribeiro. He then continued with graduate work at Rice University where he studied with the world’s most beloved concertmaster, Raphael Fliegel. Today, millions of YouTube views, powered by millions of people lazing around on their computers, has catapulted Adam and his projects into the realm of Fortune-500 corporate entertainment, NFL halftime shows, and celebrity weddings; ultimately allowing him to offer scholarships to talented kids around the world for private Skype lessons.
Currently Adam performs as a soloist and with, Morgan Weidinger, The Weight, Pianafiddle, and The Dueling Fiddlers. He teaches internationally via Skype and he lives, farms, and teaches in what is officially “America’s Coolest Small Town,” Lewisburg, WV.
“Adam DeGraff’s spirit of exploration and curiosity are contagious. If you want to bring your violin technique and technology into the 21st century — and have a lot of fun along the way — here is your man!”
~Laurie Niles, founder Violinist.com