Paran Amirinazari

Currently pursuing her Doctorate at UW-Madison, Paran Amirinazari is a violinist with the Hunt String quartet whose teachers have included Soh-Hyun Altino and Felicia Moye . An avid chamber musician, she is the Artistic Director of the Willy Street Chamber Players and a former member of the Nightingale String Quartet.  While studying to receive her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance and Orchestral Career Skills at the University of Nevada, Reno, she was a member of the Nightingale String Quartet.

Recently, Paran was a winner of UW Madison’s concerto competition and performed the first movement of Prokofiev’s second violin concerto in G minor with the University of Wisconsin’s Symphony Orchestra. In November of 2013, she played alongside the Pro Arte Quartet for Live at the Chazen’s Mendelssohn’s String Octet broadcast.

Since moving to Madison in 2013, Paran has become a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s first violin section, Concertmaster of the Middleton Community Orchestra, and has also played with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra as well as the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

A native of Boston, MA, Paran holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with Mr. James Buswell IV. Besides classical music, she also collaborates with rock bands and has toured with Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, Larkin Grimm, and Beat Circus. Following her undergraduate degree, Paran lived in the Boston area as a freelance musician and private teacher, during which she found the passion for teaching and performing that drove her to pursue her graduate degrees.

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