Mariam Hembrook

Mariam Hembrook was born in the country of Georgia where she begun to study the best traditions of the strong Russian violin school at the age of 6. She got her Master Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Texas in Austin and during her course of studies has participated in many festivals and master courses such as Saluzzo, Viana do Castelo and Heifetz International festival among others. She has lived, performed and taught violin all over the world, including USA, Germany, Italy and Thailand where she was a professor at the local University’s Music College. She has also performed a leading role in Austin’s Vortex Theater production of a modern opera “The Music of Erica Zahn” which has got great reviews and was later produced into a short film. Mariam lives and teaches in Austin where she regularly performs with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera, Ballet Austin, Chorus Austin, Conspirare, collaborates with local artists such as Graham Reynolds and others, plays with several chamber ensembles and does solo concerts. She teaches all ages and levels and has a very high success rate in getting students into All-Region and other orchestras. She would like to welcome new students to share her knowledge and love of music. Mariam is a true believer in Ludwig van Beethoven’s words: “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”

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