Violin & Viola
A violinist since age 4, Ryan had his Carnegie Hall debut at age 16, performing with the New York Youth Symphony and Carter Brey, Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic. A graduate of SUNY-Purchase Conservatory of Music, Ryan also holds Master of Music Degrees from CU-Boulder and Colorado State University, where he led the Graduate String Quartet and served as the Concertmaster for the University Symphony.
While living in Colorado, he won auditions for the Fort Collins Symphony and Cheyenne Symphonies, and performed with them for three years. He has also performed with ensembles such as the Steamboat Springs Philharmonic, the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, Westchester Symphony, Estes Park Chamber Singers, and many others.
A devout educator, Ryan has taught violin and viola for 15 years. He has experience with all ages and levels of play. He loves teaching beginners and advanced students with high musical aspirations.