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Rictor Noren

Viola; Violin; Chamber Music Faculty

Rictor Noren earned his B.M. from Indiana University and his M.M. from the University of Wisconsin. He studied viola with Mimi Zweig and Abraham Skernick and violin with Joseph Gingold and Yuval Yaron. He has also studied chamber music with Rostislav Dubinsky and Janos Starker.

Noren has given recitals in North America, Europe and Japan and is involved with orchestras such as the Naples Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, New York String Orchestra and the American Sinfonietta.

Noren is on the faculties of The Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory (NEC) of Music Preparatory Division, MIT, Atlantic Union College and the Prelude Music Academy. Additionally, he has taught at the National String Workshop, the Longy School of Music, the Crowden School, Rocky Ridge Music Center, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Sapporo, Japan. Noren works with pre-college and college students both nationally and internationally to achieve practical and professional outcomes. His collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development and a hands-on approach to training. His work supports students overcoming technical barriers, conquering physical pain and developing a professional identity.

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