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Composer and violinist Devin Arrington’s music has been performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and as far away as the Great Hall of the Composer’s in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2008, Mr Arrington was the recipient of a Composer Assistance Program grant from the American Music Center for his orchestral score David's Harp. This composition was subsequently premiered by Kypros Markou and the Westmoreland Symphony. Other recognitions include a 2006 fellowship in Music-Classical Composition from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the 2004 First Music Prize from the New York Youth Symphony for his String Quartet #2, a special distinction in ASCAP’s 25th Rudolf Nissim Prize for his orchestral work La Via Dolorosa, the 2005 Westport Horizon Award, and a 2004 CFAMC scholarship. Some of the outstanding performers of his music have included violinist Daniela Shtereva, cellist Udi Bar-David, pianist Keiko Sato, the Grammy-nominated Cuarteto Latinoamericano, and the Rochester Chamber Music Ensemble. His music has been broadcast on WQXR 96.3 NYC as part of the McGraw-Hill Company's Young Artist Showcase hosted by Robert Sherman.

As a professional violinist, Mr. Arrington acted as the assistant concertmaster of the Delhi Symphony at age 18 while instructing violin at the Woodstock School in India. He has also performed in St. Petersburg, Mumbai, Carnegie Hall, and with guitar legend Phil Keaggy. A much sought after instructor, Mr. Arrington maintains a private music studio in Pittsburgh of 25 students who have been concertmasters of regional youth orchestras Trypo and CAPA, and members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. In 2010 Mr. Arrington was chosen as a Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholar and granted a scholarship to attend the American Suzuki Institute. He has completed training through Suzuki book 7 with Teri Einfeldt, Alice Joy Lewis, and other notable child pedagogy experts. Other instructors have included Sal Princiotti, Masao Kawasaki (Aspen Music Festival), Yehonatan Berick, and Huei-Sheng Kao (Pittsburgh Symphony). He has also studied conducting with Dr. Robert Page and piano with Natalie Maynard, Cynthia Huard, and Natasha Paden.

Mr. Arrington is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he was a scholarship student of Leonardo Balada and completed his Master of Music in Composition in May 2004. He received his Bachelor of Music degree with highest honors from Middlebury College in 2001. He is a first violinist with the Westmoreland Symphony and performs on a wonderful 2001 Guarneri model violin made by Joseph Curtin. He is a member of ASCAP, the American Music Center, and CFAMC.



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