Drew Irvin, violin

photo Drew Irvin Violin MentorANDREW IRVIN (violin: drewirvin@gmail.com) has a broad range of experience in concert and recital across America and in Europe. Solo appearances include works by Paganini, Bruch, Vivaldi, Korngold, Bach, Mozart, and Dvorak. This upcoming season concerto appearances include performances of Ravel’s Tzigane, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy.

Mr. Irvin has been heard in recital in New York, North Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, California, Texas, & Arizona. He can be heard in recording on the Naxos label. In the Rochester, New York based orchestra “Air de Cour” he served as concertmaster, leader, and soloist. His ensembles have received grants from New York’s State Legislature, and The New York Council for the Arts. Highlights of his chamber music career include performances with the Ying Quartet, the Audubon Quartet, and New York City premiere of composer Steve Mackey’s Troubadour Songs.

Mr. Irvin’s European Debut was made at the Heidelberg Schlossfestspiele where he was principal violin in the festival orchestra and was featured on the chamber concert series. Before moving to Arkansas, he was Principal Violin in the Arizona Opera Orchestra. Currently, Mr. Irvin is living in Little Rock, Arkansas where he is Co- Concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony. Andrew also enjoys training for his other obsession, endurance sports. He plays a 1765 Gagliano violin. (photo credit: ©www.Shields-MarleyPhoto.com)


Apprentice applications:

MOZART: Concerto No. 3, 4, or 5 – 1st movement, exposition.  BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 – 1st movement, measures 114-155.  MOZART: Symphony No. 39 – 2nd movement, measures 1-27 without repeats.  SCHUMANN:  Symphony 2 – Scherzo, beginning to measure 54.