Vlad Evstafiev attended Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University on a scholarship and graduated with a Performer Diploma in Violin Performance. He also holds a Master of Music degree from Glenn Korff School of Music where he studied on full graduate assistantship with prof. David Neely, a former student of esteemed Joseph Gingold.
Vlad has over 15 years of experience playing in professional orchestras and chamber groups. His experience includes The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Central Philharmonic, Lincoln Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Austin Symphony, Latin Philharmonic(Houston), San Luis Potosi Symphony in Mexico, Sioux city symphony, etc. During his studies, Vlad took various masterclasses with reputable soloists and chamber coaches. In 2010, Vlad was invited to join San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra in Mexico, where he played with them for four years as the assistant principal of second violins as well as in a professional string quartet. At the same time, Vlad worked as a violin teacher at the State of San Luis Potosi School of Music and taught privately as well. Throughout his career, he has had great opportunities to work with such amazing, internationally recognized well-known artists as Yuri Simonov, Maxim Vengerov, Anton Miller, Ben Folds, Leila Josefowicz, Midori Goto, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Pinchas Zukerman among others
Vlad has experience teaching in public schools and preparing violin students for regional and state competitions and orchestra auditions where they receive awards and top chairs. He started violin lessons online as an alternative option to in-person lessons. And for those who cannot afford to take lessons due to far distance. Vlad's approach differs on a student and is customized, depending on everyone’s level and preparation. Vlad focuses on posture and technique first, to ensure student plays freely and without tension, since its vital to build proper foundations and skills for further growth.
Any student can book a lesson or contact him through his website www.theviolinlessons.com .Currently, Vlad is a private violin instructor>website at Humble ISD.