Ronald Mutchnik, violin
Violinist Ronald Mutchnik graduated from the University of Maryland summa cum laude, where he studied with Robert Gerle. While there, he won the Baltimore Music Club’s and Baltimore Musicians’ competitions. He earned his Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Joseph Gingold and Masuko Ushioda. He continued post-graduate studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Mr. Mutchnik is active as an orchestral violinist, chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist. He has served as Concertmaster and Assistant Concertmaster with the Maryland Symphony, National Chamber Orchestra, Handel Choir and Columbia Pro Cantare Festival Orchestras, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Maryland, as well as orchestras in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Minnesota. He appeared in the film Washington Square, performing his own composition. He was a featured soloist for the Maryland Ballet Theater and performed in Maryland and Alabama in a special recital, “Music of the Jewish Soul.”
Mr. Mutchnik has taught in several universities and colleges and currently teaches privately. He was President of the American String Teacher’s Association’s Maryland/DC Chapter and produced a video for violinists and violists entitled “Posture & Balance: The Dynamic Duo.” He has toured Korea, coaching and performing chamber music. Mr. Mutchnik is a founding member of and performer with the chamber music series based in Columbia, Maryland “ Sundays At Three” and is Chair of its artistic committee. Most recently, he performed in the United States State Department's concert series and also formed Howard County's first all professional chamber orchestra, The Orchestra of St. John's. Upcoming concerts include performances of Bloch's Three Pictures of Chasidic Life with the Columbia Orchestra and the Bruch Scottish Fantasy with the Frederick Symphony.