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Joseph Kromholz

Joseph Kromholz teaches violin, viola, and chamber music at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. His students have attended the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and Harvard University. Mr. Kromholz’s mentors include Paul Kantor, Miriam Fried, Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets. He has served as concertmaster of the Youngstown Symphony and was a founding member of the Linden String Quartet. Hailing from New York and Virginia, Mr. Kromholz studied violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music and economics at Case Western Reserve University, followed by doctoral studies at New England Conservatory. During that time, he also taught college music theory for eight years. As a chamber music coach, he taught at the Chamber Music Connection in Columbus, Ohio, and at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine.

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CityMusic Cleveland

CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2004, CityMusic Cleveland has won cheering audiences with beautiful music, brilliantly performed in familiar neighborhood settings.
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CityMusic Cleveland season opener celebrates life and work of music director’s mentor (preview)

October 18, 2017

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – To Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland’s season opener next week is more than just another series of concerts. It’s a chance to reconnect, in arguably the deepest possible way, with an old and dear friend, to honor a mentor he said shaped his artistic identity and set […]



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