Igor Veligan joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2006. He holds the Master of Arts in violin performance and chamber music from Odessa State Conservatory. His primary violin teachers include Zoja Istomina and Galina Gritzenko. Mr. Veligan has studied chamber music with Oleg Shkarpitnuy and Natalya Buzanova, and has had master classes with Zakhar Bron, Liana Isakadze, and Igor Frolov.
As a chamber musician, Professor Veligan is currently performing with the L'Estro Armonico String Quartet, the Arlekin String Quartet, and has been a guest violist with the Argenta Trio. He is also a violist with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. As an orchestra performer, he is concertmaster of the San Francisco Choral Society Orchestra, principal viola of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, principal violist of the Lake Tahoe Summer Festival, and a member of the Monterey Symphony. Mr. Veligan recently performed as concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic.
Professor Veligan has taught at the School for the Performing Arts in Ternopil , Ukraine and also currently teaches at American River College in Sacramento.
In the Conservatory, he teaches violin, viola and chamber music.
MA, Odessa State Conservatory