Dr. Myriam Cottin-Rack


Stockton, California 95209

Email: myriam@cottin-rack.com


Doctor of Musical Arts, Violin Performance, College Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati, OH, 2007

Master of Music, Violin Performance, College Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati, 2000.

Performance Certificate, Violin Performance, Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (CNR), France, 1996.

Diploma of Musical Studies (Bachelor), Violin Performance, Chamber Music, Ecole Nationale de Musique d'Issy les Moulineaux, France, 1995

Course work specific to pedagogy:

Principal Teachers

Violin: Won-Bin Yim • Piotr Milewski • Dorothy Delay • William Fitzpatrick • Tatiana Afanassieff • Jean-Noël Molard. 


Chamber music: Tokyo String Quartet • Lee Fiser • Amernet String quartet • Paul Boufil • Macha Yanuchevskaya • Peter Oundjian • Yehuda Hanani • James Tocco.


Pedagogy: Kurt Sassmannshaus, Moshe Neumann.

Master classes

Violin: Dorothy Delay • Stephen Georghiu • Alexandre Brussilovsky • Erez Ofer • Gerard Poulet. 


Chamber Music: Lorand Fenyves • Henry Meyer • Miro String Quartet • Parisi String Quartet • cellist: Laurence Lesser • pianist: Frank Weinstock.


Present positions:


  • 02/2007
  • String Day, CSU Stanislaus, Turlock, CA. Chamber music coach and Violin master class
  • 07-08/2006
  • Faculty at ChamberArtsFest, Moulin D’Andé, Normandy, France. Coach chamber music group for strings. Perform with faculty and students.
  • 04/2006
  • String Day, CSU Stanislaus, Turlock, CA. chamber music day for pre-college string players. chamber music coach and violin master class.
  • 06/2005
  • Summer Camp, CSU Stanislaus. Teach Chamber music and string sectionals.
  • 2002-2003
  • Faculty member of the College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department, University of Cincinnati. Individual and group violin instructor for both college students and children aged 3-12, using both Suzuki and traditional methods.
  • 2003
  • Suzuki instructor, Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Ohio.
  • 1993-2002
  • Private instructor of violin. Ages: 7 -25.
  • 1995-1997
  • Substitute teacher at the National School of Music (ENM) of Issy les Moulineaux and Fresnes, France.

    Students’ accomplishments


    Clinic/Master Class

    Professional Orchestra

    Present positions:

    Fall 2003 – Present: Stockton Symphony Orchestra, associate concertmaster.
      Napa Valley Symphony, assistant principal second violin.
      Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra.




    Christopher Eschenbach • Esa-Pekka Salonen • Heinrich Schiff • James Conlon • Georges Prêtre • Marc Gibson • Philippe Cambreling • Larry Rachleff • Robert Sidlin • Cyril Diedrich • Nicolas Pasquet • Eric Kunzel • Peter Jaffe • Darryl One • Asher Raboy.

    Main Public Performances

    Solo and Chamber Music recitals


    Outreach Programs

    Prizes and Awards

    Professional membership


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