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Norma Varga

Violinist

BIOGRAPHY

Norma Varga studied with Madame Isolde Menges at the Royal College of Music, London, making her debut on British television at the age of fourteen. Awarded scholarship and exhibitions through her studies, she won the Premier Prix of the College for a performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Critical acclaim from her debut recital at Wigmore Hall other concerts, recitals and broadcasts in Great Britain brought an invitation to teach at the Royal College several months before she graduated with a Master’s degree.

Her students at the College, themselves scholarship and prize winners, have become respected musicians in their own right. Most still play with major symphony orchestras in Europe. After her marriage to concert violinist, Ruben Varga, she moved to the United States. Performances on the East Coast include recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and on live radio. Invited to teach at the Harlem School of the Arts, she spent a year at the school before transferring to the Music Department of the New York Association for the Blind (Lighthouse). Currently, she is a member of the faculties of “Belle Arti” Center for the Arts and the Bloomingdale School of Music.

Ms. Varga’s students have won international competitions and perform extensively throughout the world.

EDUCATION

  • Royal College of Music, London
  • RCM Scholar
  • RCM Exhibitioner
  • Premier Prix
  • Master of Music
  • A. R. C. M. (Performance and Teaching)
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Dancing

PERFORMANCES

Numerous appearances throughout England, Europe and the Eastern United States in recital and as soloist with orchestra.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Royal College of Music, London: Preparatory Division, Violin
  • Assistant to Isolde Menges: College Division, Violin
  • East Ham Academy, London: Violin private lessons and classes
  • Harlem School of the Arts, New York: Violin
  • The Lighthouse Music School, New York (New York Association for the Blind): Violin, Theory and Chamber Ensemble
  • The Queens Music School, New York: Violin, Theory, Children’s Music (3-5 years old), Introduction to Music (4-6 years old), Beginner Piano
  • The Bloomingdale School of Music, New York: Violin
  • Bradleys’ Dance and Theater School, London: Ballet classes and private lessons
  • Superior Teaching Awards: Cultural Heritage Competition, Queens College, New York

AWARDS WON BY STUDENTS

International

  • 1st Prize and Audience Prize: Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 2nd Prize: Lisbon, Portugal
  • 4th Prize: Budapest, Hungary
  • 7th Prize: Lippizer, Italy

U. S. A

  • 1st Prize: Artist International
  • Special Merit Award: Artists Association International
  • 4th Prize: Washington International Competition
  • 5th Prize: Palm Beach International Competition
  • 1st Prize: Bergen Symphony Competition
  • Waldo Mayo Award for Outstanding Young Violinist
  • Winner: Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Competition
  • Merit Scholarship: Manhattan School of Music
  • Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition
  • Cultural Heritage Competition, Queens College: First Prizes and Honorable Mention

 
Teacher  

“I believe that almost everyone can learn how to play violin, to a greater or lesser degree. Therefore a teacher must develop whatever talent is there, always focusing on the overall enjoyment of the experience.”

Norma Varga

 
   
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