Welcome to the string department at Lamont. Each instrument has a studio page, where you can find additional information about auditioning on that instrument and the programs available. 


Lamont Symphony and Choir

Cello & Cello Suzuki

The Lamont School of Music’s cello studio provides a collaborative and encouraging environment in which you'll have the opportunity to push your artistic boundaries.

Visit the Cello Studio Page
Lamont students performing

Double Bass

Our double bass studio emphasizes rigorous practice, frequent performance opportunities, and the study of both standard and modern repertoire.

Visit the Double Bass Studio Page
Lamont students performing viola


Viola students at Lamont are part of a tight-knit and encouraging studio dedicated to the pursuit of musical excellence. 

Visit the Viola Studio Page
Showcase Lamont Performance

Violin & Violin Suzuki

As part of Lamont’s violin studio, you will benefit from countless avenues to explore and develop your skills. 

Visit the Violin Studio Page

String Faculty

Linda Wang playing the violin

Linda Wang


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Igor Pikayzen with violin

Igor Pikayzen

Assistant Professor

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Basil Vendryes playing the violin

Basil C Vendryes

Adjunct Faculty

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Matthew Zalkind with cello

Matthew Zalkind

Associate Professor with Tenure

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Susan Cahill holding a double bass

Susan Cahill

Adjunct Faculty

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Heather Hadley with cello

Heather Michelle Hadley

Adjunct Faculty

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Laura Schleiger

Laura Anderson Schleiger

Adjunct Faculty

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Yumi Hwang Williams holding a violin

Yumi Hwang-Williams

Adjunct Faculty

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Alice Yoo with cello

Alice Jaeyun Yoo

Adjunct Faculty

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