- Joined the Colorado Symphony in September 2023
- Holds degrees from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and the University of Michigan
Annamaria Vasmatzidis began her violin studies at the age of five years old in New Jersey under Trish Gruswitz. Other teachers and mentors in her younger years include Marilyn Gibson, Barbara Barstow, and Nancie Lederer. She furthered her studies under the New York City Ballet’s concertmaster, Kurt Nikkanen, before moving to the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. She later received her Bachelors of Music from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music studying under Mark Kaplan and her Masters Degree at the University of Michigan under Danielle Belen.
An avid chamber musician, Annamaria has had the opportunity to share stage with renown artists such as Yizhak Schotten, Martin Katz, and Nicholas Phan. She has also performed in masterclasses for international artists such as Mayumi Seiler, Ilya Kaler, and Midori. During her time in Ann Arbor, she served as concertmaster of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and was a section member of the Ann Arbor Symphony.
Her previous summer program appearances includes the Greenwood Music Camp, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Aspen Music Festival, Domaine Forget International Music Festival, and Banff’s Evolution Quartet program. She most recently attended the National Repertory Orchestra where she served as Co-Principal Violin II and performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante under Michael Stern.
Annamaria joins the Colorado Symphony in 2023 and is excited to call Denver her new home.