Violinist Vladimir Gebe is a teaching artist in the Phoenix metro area as well as a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University. As a recent recipient of a Herberger Institute Research Grant as well as the Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism and the Arts, Vladimir is currently working on his dissertation centered around violin works by Jewish-Austrian composer Hans Gal. A member of Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir’s current professional engagements include The Phoenix Symphony and Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra (Columbus OH). Past ensembles that he has performed with include Ann Arbor, Toledo, Firelands, Lima and Adrian Symphony Orchestras. An avid chamber musician, Vladimir maintains a busy schedule of collaborations with fellow ASU colleagues and professional peers in the Valley. He was a member of the BGSU Graduate String Quartet and the Herberger String Quartet, both highly competitive fellowship positions. After studies in his native Romania, Vladimir was a tenured member of the Transylvania State Philharmonic (Cluj, Romania) before moving to the US and graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Master Degree. He has held teaching assistantships both at Bowling Green State University and Arizona State University and is currently a faculty member of East Valley School of Music. Vladimir has collaborated on stage with artists and faculty from Arizona State University, Bowling Green University and Manchester Music Festival. He has been a fellow of the National Repertory Orchestra and Chautauqua Music Festival, a Young Artist at the Manchester Music Festival and has participated and performed in Red Rocks Music Festival, Riehen Opera Festival (Basel, Switzerland), George Enescu Festival (Bucharest, Romania), Icon Arts Festival (Cisnadioara, Romania) and the Mozart Festival (Cluj, Romania) among others. In his spare time, Vladimir likes to cook (and eat), follow soccer, and listen to rock music.