About the Author

Professor Eden Vaning-Rosen
Concert Violinist, Music Educator

Teacher of the Year
Florida Chapter, American String Teachers Association

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Eden Vaning-Rosen was recently honored with the Private Studio Teacher of the Year award by the Florida American String Teachers Association at a luncheon at Tampa's Hyatt Regency Hotel.

In March 2006 she presented her research in the area of Vibrato at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Convention in Kansas City. Her presentation was entitled Expressive Vibrato, the Window To the Soul.

In 2005, Eden was also featured as a lecturer at the ASTA National Convention in Reno, Nevada, where she presented the topic Teaching The Tension-free Bow Hand.

At the ASTA Convention in Reno, Eden also presented an informative Poster Session on "Building a Successful String Program".

Winner of the top Musical Honor, the coveted Performer's Certificate from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in New York, Eden was awarded a Solo Concerto appearance with the famed Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Walter Hendl. Eden also performed as Concertmistress of the famed Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra when she made her Carnegie Hall Debut, resulting in rave reviews from all of New York City's top Critics. Eden was honored and presented in a feature article in The New York Daily News for her achievement as a female Concertmistress of a prominent major symphony orchestra.

Who else has worked with so many masters?

The striking list of Master Teachers Eden has studied with includes Professor Zvi Zeitlin, Professor Emeritus from The Eastman School of Music in New York; Professor Dorothy Delay, Professor from The Juilliard School; Professor Eudice Shapiro; Professor Beryl Senofsky, Professor from The Peabody Music Conservatory; Dr. Warren Van Bronkhorst, Professor Emeritus from The University of The Pacific; Charles Meacham, Principal Violinist of The San Francisco Symphony; amongst many others.

Eden's extensive Chamber Music study has included: study with the Juilliard String Quartet, concert pianists Leon Fleischer, Jerome Lowenthal; Violist Lillian Fuchs; and cellist Gabor Rejto, of The Alma Trio. She performed as First Violinist of the acclaimed University of Southern California String Quartet, as well as in The New Arts Trio.

Eden worked extensively with Brooks Smith, personal accompanist of Jasha Heifitz. She performed the complete 10 Violin Sonatas of Beethoven, the Bartok Sonata, Brahms Sonatas, Prokofiev Sonata, as Class Violinist for his legendary Master Classes.

Eden was chosen by Utah Symphony Conductor, Maurice Abravanel and contracted as Concertmistress at the prestigious Music Academy of The West, where she was awarded the Academy's highest distinction, The Music Director's Award. Eden performed in the highly acclaimed Aspen Festival Orchestra, performing with numerous luminaries, including Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and Concert Violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Currently, she is Violinist of the Rosen Duo, joining in Concert Recital with Myor Rosen, former Principal Harpist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a Concert Violinist, Eden has concertised in recitals and guest appearances both throughout the U.S. and abroad.

An extensive teaching record

An avid Teacher, Professor Vaning-Rosen taught on the faculties of

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Southern California
  • Rush/Henrietta School District, New York
  • Hochstein Music School, New York

Since moving to Florida, Eden was honored with First Chair, Principal Violinist of The Florida Orchestra, holding the Emily R. Nelson Chair of The Florida Orchestra. Eden served as Acting Concertmistress and Featured Soloist numerous times with the Orchestra.

Her students win awards

Her Violin students have been awarded Top Prizes in many Major American Music Competitions including the prestigious Coleman National Chamber Music Competition in Los Angeles; the Seventeen Magazine Music Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, The Milwaukee Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and Florida Orchestra competitions; as well as performed in Carnegie Hall and toured Europe and been awarded Full College Scholarships.

Sought after for her Musical expertise, Eden was distinguished to serve as a judge along with Mr. Fodor at the Eugene Fodor International Violin Competition. She has served as judge at State-wide solo and ensemble festivals and at various Symphony Young Artists competitions. Eden is also in demand to present Violin clinics to teachers and students throughout the United States. Eden is currently presenting Teacher Workshops throughout the United States, working with teachers to assist them to better teach the Violin.

Faster results from the Violin Book system

Professor Vaning-Rosen is researching and compiling a monumental writing of her Violin/Viola Teaching System, The Violin Book®. With this system ranging from beginner to Master-level Violin playing, students are routinely and easily excelling at obtaining results far greater than that thought possible by other music teaching methodologies in use in the world today. This is the culmination of her extensive 30 years of research in the field of Violin teaching.

Eden tours and appears frequently as a Lecturer on her Teaching System, including appearances at the U.S. Music Educators National Conference, in which she gave informative instruction to Music Teachers on how to teach the Violin to their students.

Eden has been Featured in Outstanding Young Women Of America, as an excelling Concert Performer and Major Violin Teacher in America.

Dedicating her talents as a Teacher of young musicians, Professor Vaning-Rosen Conducted the Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra's "Concert Strings", the "Clearwater Summer Symphony" hosted by the YMCA And The Arts Program, and was Executive Director and Head coach for the "Chamber Music With the Professor" Program, featured on numerous Television stations.

Youth orchestra conductor

She is presently conducting the prestigious Tampa Bay Golden Strings Youth Orchestra which has been in high concert demand throughout the Tampa Bay area. Concerts throughout the area are being welcomed with rave reviews by youth and adults alike.

Eden has also spearheaded the program "Musical Alternatives" introducing violin to underprivileged youth, and, along with the Golden Strings Youth Orchestra, presented it at The High Point YMCA in Clearwater, Florida with a written letter of strong encouragement from Florida Governor Jeb Bush and a visit by the Resident Conductor of the Florida Orchestra, Maestro Thomas Wilkins. In the first week alone, there were overflowing sign ups in excess of 40 youth interested in improving their life's conditions through the skill of violin playing. Governor Bush is eager to hear these youngsters perform and has issued an open invitation for them to perform for him. The local television networks have been heavily covering the program, and have shown how peace and harmony is growing by leaps and bounds in the High Point area, giving credit to the Musical Alternatives Program as a good news example of the major solution to many of the problems in American communities and schools today.

Where hasn't she played Violin?

Eden has also served as the Music Director, Conductor and Soloist of the widely acclaimed Bay Area Chamber Strings Orchestra, performing extensively in the Tampa Bay Area, including Ruth Eckerd Hall and The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

She has served as concertmistress, and/or soloist with the following orchestras:

  • The Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra

  • The Eastman/Rochester Symphony Orchestra

  • The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

  • The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra

  • The Racine Symphony Orchestra

  • The Florida Orchestra

  • The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra

  • The Stockton Symphony Orchestra

  • The Stockton Chamber Orchestra

  • The University of Pacific Symphony Orchestra

  • The University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra

As a Concert Violinist, Eden has performed quite an extensive repertoire of Major Violin Concerti with Orchestra. Her Concerto appearances with orchestra include: performances of the Brahms Violin Concerto, the Prokofiev 1st Violin Concerto, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, the Mozart Sinfonia Contertante, the Vivaldi Four Seasons Violin Concerti, the Brahms Double Violin Concerto For Violin and Cello, the Haydn C Major Violin Concerto, the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, the Wienawski Violin Concerto in D Minor, the Bach Double Concerto For Violin and Oboe, the Vivaldi Two Violin Concerto in A Minor, the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, the Mozart 4th Violin Concerto, the Bach Double Violin Concerto, the Elgar Concerto For Quartet and Orchestra, the Bartok Violin Concerto No. 1.

While on the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin Professor Vaning-Rosen formed the Oriana Trio, which quickly rose to international acclaim. She established the Oriana International Trio Composition Competition, one of the largest International Major Composition Competitions with a $1,500 First Prize, which attracted entrants from all over the world, including Poland and Czechoslovakia. Eden served on the panel of distinguished Judges for the Competition as well as Premiered the Winning Works, which received the highest critical acclaim. Eden was also First Violinist in The Northern Arizona University Faculty String Quartet.

Eden has performed the Premier Performances for many of the world's leading composers, including Premiers of works written by Krzysztof Penderecki in New York's Carnegie Hall; and the work, Pottowattomi Legends written by celebrated composer Otto Leuning, commemorating his birthplace.


Actively composing music her entire career, Professor Vaning-Rosen composed and premiered a number of her works while on the University of Wisconsin Faculty and spearheaded entry which culminated in the School's receipt of the National First Place Award in the prestigious American Music Competition from The National Federation of Music Clubs.

Professor Vaning-Rosen's works have been premiered at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and an Album of her original works, "Strings of Gold," has been released on the coveted Ebaru Label.

She's played with everyone

Partial list of the many musical luminaries Eden has appeared in performance with: George Benson, Pepe Romero & Family (Guitarists), Dave Brubeck, Chuck Mangione, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, The Carpenters, Doc Severinsen, Dionne Warwick, Classical String Bassist Gary Karr, The Supremes, Roberta Flack, The Lettermen, Itzhak Perlman, Rosemary Clooney, N. Y. Philharmonic Harpist Myor Rosen, Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett, Yo Yo Ma, Leonard Rose (Classical Cellist), Pinchas Zukerman, Van Cliburn, Eugene Fodor (Violinist who won the Tschaikovsky Competition), Isaac Stern, Beverly Sills, N.Y. Philharmonic Clarinetist Stanley Drucker, Composer/Conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, Composer Otto Leuning, Eugene Istomin (Pianist), Flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, Conductor Maurice Abravenal, Luciano Pavarotti, Steve Lawrence and Edyie Gorme, Melissa Manchester, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles and Led Zeppelin, amongst many others.