"[B]rilliant virtuoso violinist" (-Early Music America) Aaron Westman has performed as a soloist, principal player, or chamber musician with Agave Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Berkeley West Edge Opera, Bach Collegium San Diego, El Mundo, Ensemble Mirable, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Magnificat, Musica Angelica, Musica Pacifica, New Hampshire Music Festival, Pacific Bach Project, Seraphic Fire, and The Vivaldi Project, and he also performs regularly with Orchester Wiener Akademie and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Aaron co-directs the "energized, free-spirited" (-Early Music America) chamber ensemble Agave Baroque, 2014-15 Ensemble in Residence for Presidio Sessions, as well as Sonoma Bach's own Live Oak Baroque Orchestra. Aaron has recorded for Hollywood, and on the Dorian/Sono Luminus, VGo Recordings, NCA, and Philharmonia Baroque Productions labels, as well as live on KPFK (Los Angeles), WDAV (North Carolina), BBC, ORF (Austria), and as a soloist on NPR's Harmonia and Performance Today radio programs. Aaron tours extensively worldwide, including with two projects starring the actor John Malkovich. Aaron holds a Master of Music from the Indiana University School of Music. His principal teachers were Stanley Ritchie, Alan de Veritch, Geraldine Walther, and Theodore Arm. For three years, Aaron taught baroque strings at CalArts, near Los Angeles. He is currently Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony's Young People's Chamber Orchestra.
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