Vivek Jayaraman


The Florida Orchestra

Vivek Jayaraman has been Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra since 2015. 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 will be 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.

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.