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Jocelyn Adelman


Hometown: Arlington, VA

Residence: Richmond​

Member since: 2003​

Education:  Rice University, Cleveland Institute of Music​, Catholic University 

Jocelyn Adelman joined the Richmond Symphony in the fall of 2003, having previously served as concertmistress of the Frederick Orchestra of Maryland. In spring of 2010, she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Catholic University of America. In addition to the Richmond Symphony, she performs with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. In previous years, Ms. Adelman performed with the National Symphony, Washington Opera and Chorus Orchestras. Festival appearances include Aspen, Tanglewood (two year fellowship participant), Music at Angel Fire, and the Eilon Violin Mastercourse in Israel. As a violinist of the Hestia Quartet, she was invited to play for the Vice President in 2001, where they received rave reviews in the Washington Post. This success led to a series of concerts presented by Ms. Adelman at the Vice President's residence. She has taught at the Cleveland Settlement School, The Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Program and the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is presently on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches privately in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Adelman studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, Rice University and The Cleveland Institute of Music, where her principal teachers included Julia Bushkova, Kenneth Goldsmith, Linda Cerone, Stephen Rose, and William Preucil, respectively. In the summer of 2006, Ms. Adelman was invited to perform a recital tour of Sydney, Melbourne and regional New South Wales, Australia, which included a premier and recording of a new work commissioned for the tour. Every summer, Ms. Adelman is invited as a guest artist to Columbia, South America, where she coaches and mentors the talented young musicians of the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia to become professional orchestra musicians.

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