Ian Swensen

Violinist Ian Swensen has established himself as one of the most dynamic, diverse, and sought-after performers and teachers on the music scene today. His teaching and performing include Music@Menlo, The Banff Centre, Toronto Summer Music, Morningside Music Bridge, the Chamber Music Masters Series at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, and performances in Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, and Korea. He is one of the few musicians to have been awarded the Walter W. Naumberg International Competition’s top prize for both chamber music and violin. His recordings can be found on the TelArc and Deutsche Grammophon labels. When not teaching and performing, Ian enjoys yoga and walking, and loves spending time with his wife Judy, their three children Julia (15), Talya (13), and Cole, (8), and friends.