Profiles in "String Instruments" Expertise Area

  • An internationally acclaimed performer and string pedagogue, Jiang is a Professor of Violin and recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award and Professor of the Year Special Recognition Award at Arizona State University.
  • Rotaru, double bass, performs on a modern instrument made in Italy by Luciano Golia and a bow made by Marco Pasquino, and is a Pirastro Strings endorsing artist.
  • Swartz is the founder and artistic director of the Visiting Quartet Residency Program at ASU.
  • Landschoot is the founder and the artistic director of the Sonoran Chamber Music Festival. He performs on a cello by Tomaso Balestrieri (1776) and a Dominique Pecatte bow.
  • Schmidt’s research focuses on preservice and beginning teachers, and teachers and students in underserved schools.
  • Koonce has directed the guitar program at Arizona State University since 1978.
  • “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (NYT), Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) is perhaps the only composer whose collaborations span Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover and Lady Gaga.
  • Kim is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing a wide range of music from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation.