Violinist/Violist Sam Lorenzini, a native of Seal Beach, California, began studying violin at 8 years old with Marcy Sudock. He has been the concertmaster of Musique Sur La Mer Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra and has won the highest honors 4 years in a row at the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Solo and Ensemble Festival. Sam has been the featured soloist with MSLMYSO and MSLMCO both locally and abroad and has performed in numerous international venues, including the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Sydney Opera House, and the Teatro Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Sam received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from UCLA where he studied with Margaret Lysy. He then continued his education with a Master of Music degree in violin performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory at CSULB where he studied with Henry Gronnier. While pursuing his master’s degree, Sam served as a violist in the University String Quartet where he had the opportunity to participate in an intensive chamber music project with Midori Goto during the winter and spring of 2016. The group had a routine in coaching and outreach performances with Ms. Goto, performing Britten’s 2nd string quartet. He is now returning to UCLA to pursue a second master’s degree, in viola performance studying under Che-Yen Chen. Here, Sam will have the privilege of studying and promoting the richness of the Armenian musical tradition performing locally and abroad with UCLA’s VEM Quartet.