Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Camp
Assistant Professor of Violin, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis
D.M.A., Violin Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; Performance Certificate, Violin Performance, Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music, Gdansk, Poland; M.M., Violin Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.M., Violin Performance, Stetson University; B.A., Philosophy, Stetson University
A native of Poland, Dr. Marcin Arendt is an active chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. As a professor of violin at the University of Memphis' Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Dr. Arendt teaches both undergraduate and graduate students and plays in the Ceruti String Quartet. Since its first season in 2001, Marcin has played with Iris Orchestra under the baton of Michael Stern where he regularly holds the Isaac Stern Concertmaster Chair and is heavily involved in the orchestra’s community engagements.
Dr. Arendt has been a soloist with several orchestras including Iris Orchestra and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and he is the co-founder of Memphis Mix, a blues and crossover band that has performed internationally and was the featured ensemble of the Memphis in Poland Festival.
The prize winner of several national and international competitions, Dr. Arendt has performed alongside many renowned artists including Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Martin Short, Edgar Meyer, Clay Aiken, Dawn Upshaw, Joshua Bell, and Harry Connick, Jr.