violin, strings faculty
Agnes Miriam Giuliani is a violinist whose story begins as a 5-year old when, motivated by her family's love for classical music, she began to study music. Progressing quickly, Agnes showed signs of mature musicality, passion, and a love for the violin. Her primary years were spent studying with various professors, giving her the chance to learn from different perspectives and methods.
At the age of 13, Agnes moved to Romania with her family and soon experienced a completely different approach to technique, as well as a better understanding of music history and theory. During the course of her time in Europe, Agnes studied intensely with professors Cristina Ungureanu and Radu Georgescu and seized the opportunities of performing and competing in festivals as often as possible. In additon, she began teaching at this time and found delight in sharing her passion with her own students.
Shortly before turning 18, Agnes and her family moved to Nashville, TN where she studied at Belmont University, earning a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Ms. Elisabeth Small, her most influential instructor. Through Ms. Small and the same passion and love for music that drove her from the start, Agnes made significant improvements and became concertmaster of the Belmont Symphony Orchestra, an honor that had not been achieved by an undergraduate student in more than ten years. Following her time in Nashville, Agnes relocated to Charleston, SC where she taught on the faculty of the Lowcountry Conservatory of Music and played with various regional orchestras, including the North Charleston POPS!
Over the years, Agnes has always been encouraged by the excitement and pure joy she finds in music to mentor students of various ages and experience levels. Her greatest blessing in finding the beauty of music is the chance of sharing it with others. She is an active violin instructor in Naperville, IL, where she resides with her husband Michael, and their three children, Lucien, Eloise, and Adeline.