Ava Shadmani earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studied with David Perry of the Pro Arte Quartet and was awarded a full scholarship position in UW’s prestigious graduate string quartet. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, where she studies with the renowned violin pedagogue, Paul Kantor.
As a chamber musician, she has performed various concerts in Iran, Europe, and the United States. Recently, Ava was awarded the David and Edith Sinaiko Frank fellowship for a Woman in the Arts.
Teaching has been a significant part of Ava’s career. She has taught students of all backgrounds, from young children to adults, and has performed multiple outreach programs for more than a decade. She is passionate about making the learning process a fun experience
for everyone while helping students find their unique ways of playing at ease and expressing their emotions and musical ideas. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, and playing kamanche for her cat Nabaat!