Vivek Jayaraman


The Florida Orchestra

Vivek Jayaraman was Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra from 2015-2017. He currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL where he is a violinist with The Florida Orchestra. Additionally, Vivek is a recurring member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho. In 2017, Vivek was a guest Concertmaster with symphonies in Shreveport, Knoxville and Vancouver as well as a faculty member for Los Angeles Philharmonic’s National Take A Stand Youth Orchestra Festival. He has frequently performed as concertmaster for St. Petersburg Opera and has appeared with several other local ensembles.

Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Vivek received a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music studying with Charles Castleman and a Master’s degree in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Following a four-year fellowship with the New World Symphony, he earned an Artist Diploma in Concertmaster Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster, William Preucil. Vivek plays a modern violin built in 2005 by Roger Graham Hargrave on generous loan from a dear friend. Vivek is thrilled to be back for a third season with the Sun Valley Music Festival.