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Violinist Ronald Mutchnik graduated from the University of Maryland summa cum laude, where he studied with Robert Gerle. While there, he won the Baltimore Music Club’s and Baltimore Musicians’ competitions. He earned his Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Joseph Gingold and Masuko Ushioda. He continued post-graduate studies with Yair Kless in Israel.
Mr. Mutchnik is active as an orchestral violinist, chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist. He has served as Concertmaster and Assistant Concertmaster with the Maryland Symphony, National Chamber Orchestra, and as concertmaster for Bach in Baltimore, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and the Columbia Pro Cantare, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Maryland, as well as orchestras in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Minnesota. He appeared in the film Washington Square, performing his own composition. He founded Howard County Maryland’s first chamber orchestra, the Howard County Concert Orchestra, and is the co-founder and Artistic Director for the chamber music series Sundays at Three. He was a recipient of the “Howie Award” for Outstanding Artist in Howard County, served as president of the Maryland/DC Chapter of the American String Teachers' Association and twice honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the chapter. He has taught at several Maryland area universities and colleges, and has given workshops for teachers and masterclasses in the Howard County Public School System, Towson State University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the Maryland Music Educators Association, and the Music Teachers National Association and currently teaches privately.
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