Roland and Almita Vamos

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Roland and Almita Vamos are a husband and wife who are among the leading violin and viola instructors in the world.[1] Their pupils have become prominent soloists, members of world renowned chamber groups and orchestras, and laureates of prestigious international competitions. The Vamoses have been recognized at the White House seven times and were named Distinguished Teachers by the National Endowment for the Arts. They have been honored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) with the Distinguished Service Award, and showcased on CBS' Sunday Morning News.

Roland Vamos studied with Oscar Shumsky and William Lincer at the Juilliard School. Almita Vamos studied with Mischa Mischakoff and Louis Persinger at the Juilliard School. A performing artist of the highest caliber, she won the prestigious Concert Artist Guild award in New York City along with many other prizes.

Dr. and Mrs. Vamos are members of the faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago and at Northwestern University. Prior to their position at Northwestern, they were on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Students of the Vamoses[edit]

Prominent Students[edit]

Aimee Kreston: Prize winner in the Tibor Varga International competition; Concertmaster of L'Orchestre de Paris; Concertmaster of Pasadena Symphony; Concertmaster of Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra

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Competition Winners[edit]

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