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Roxana Pavel

roxanapavel@depauw.edu • (765) 658-4390 • Green Center 0110

Roxana Pavel headshot with violinSkilled as a soloist, chamber and orchestral violinist, Roxana Pavel has been praised for her versatility and virtuosity across the United States, Europe, Australia and beyond. Pavel made her Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2014 to critical acclaim.

She is a founding member of the Logos String quartet 2014-2019 (ensemble in residence at Louisiana State University), where she also directed the chamber music program and Collegium Musicum. Pavel received her bachelor’s and master's degrees from DePaul University where she studied with Mark Zinger, and finished her DMA at the University of Wisconsin with David Perry, where she was a Paul Collins Fellow.

She has appeared as soloist with the DePaul University Orchestra, Ball State Symphony, Louisiana University Symphony Orchestra, and Naolinco Festival Orchestra and has performed extensively as a recitalist in Europe, Australia, Korea and the United States. From 2014-2019 she was a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. She was featured as guest concertmaster of the New Zealand Philharmonic in 2015, and was the concertmaster and music director of Advent Chamber Orchestra since its inception. She has frequently appeared on WFMT and WPR.

She has been a guest artist with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Rembrandt Chamber Players, and is a regular member of the International Chamber Artists in Chicago. As an orchestral player she has performed with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony regularly. Pavel has appeared as a recitalist, guest professor and collaborator at different festivals and universities: Ohio State University, University of Texas, University of Michigan among many others across the country and internationally, e.g. Timisoara Conservatory, and Bucharest Music Conservatory. Other important collaborations include the Shanghai, Pro Arte, Cavani and Latino Americano String Quartets, and recitals with Andrei Ionita and Nobuko Imai.