Violinist / Violist / Teacher
Igor Veligan, lecturer in violin, viola, and Chamber Music at the University of the Pacific joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2006. He has also been teaching at American River College since 2004.
He holds a Master of Arts in violin performance and chamber music from Odessa State Conservatory. His teachers included Zoja Istomina, Galina Gritzenko, and Igor Frolov. Mr. Veligan has studied chamber music with Oleg Shkarpitnuy and Natalya Buzanova. Mr. Veligan founded the Odessa Conservatory String Quartet, which performed extensively in Ukraine, toured in Freiburg, Germany, Tokyo, and Niigata, Japan.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Veligan performs with the L’Estro Armonico String Quartet, the Arlekin String Quartet, and has been a guest violist with the Argenta Trio. He has also performed as a violist with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento for the past ten years. He is an artist faculty member of the Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy).
As an orchestra performer, he serves as concertmaster of the San Francisco Choral Society Orchestra and Pacific Chamber Symphony. Mr. Veligan has been a guest concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic and principal violist with the Reno Philharmonic.
In 2013 Igor Veligan along with pianist Natsuki Fukasawa released a CD titled “Voices if Eastern Europe” featuring violin and piano sonatas by Enescu, Skoryk and Babadjanian.
Mr. Veligan is a founder and violin/viola teacher at the Young Talents Music School. Many of his students are winners of numerous local and state competitions.
University Of Pacific - professor of violin and viola