Violin, Viola, String Technique
Myriam Cottin-Rack has performed in numerous European countries and in North America. A consummate chamber music player, she has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician at Banff Center for the Arts, Canada, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, Château de Champs sur Marne, France, and Schlossweikersheim, Germany. She has performed with such musicians as Gidon Kremer, YoYo Ma, Esa Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, Heinrich Schiff and James Conlon. With a sharp interest in contemporary music, Myriam Cottin-Rack participated for many years in the Contemporary Music Festival at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, and has collaborated with the California Composers' Consortium. She now performs regularly as a soloist, chamber music and orchestra musician. Myriam Cottin-Rack is principal second violin with the Modesto Symphony and a member of the Sacramento Symphony.
Dr. Cottin-Rack gives masterclasses and teaches at summer music festivals both in California and in France. She is also president of the ASTA (American String Teacher Association) local chapter.
Dr. Cottin-Rack has studied in Lyon and Paris Conservatories in France. She holds a Master and Doctorate of Musical Arts in violin performance from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Her mentors are Won Bin Yim, Piotr Milewski, William Fitzpatrick, and Dorothy Delay. She has studied chamber music with Peter Oundjian, James Tocco, members of the Lasalle , Borodine, Emerson and Tokyo String Quartets.
At Stanislaus State, Dr. Cottin-Rack teaches violin and viola and String Technique.
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