Pasha Tseitlin

As a classical concert performer, Pasha Tseitlin is distinguished by his virtuosity, intensity, and heartfelt sensitivity. Barbara Kraft of Time Magazine described Pasha’s performing as

“…cliff hanging…crackling with visceral energy.” Or as San Diego critic for the LA times Kenneth Herman put it: “simply irresistible.”

Pasha has performed as a soloist with major ensembles such as San Diego Symphony, St.

Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, Ryanzan Philharmonic and others. He is also the recipient of the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Competition.

Being a classical violinist in the 21st century, Pasha believes that to better himself as a musician, he must take it upon himself to continuously get “out of the box”. Aside from a collection of standard concert repertoire, Pasha is dedicated and has a deep love to the more contemporary and obscure works.

Aside from performing, Pasha has a deep dedication to his private teaching studio based out of Los Angeles and San Diego and is passionate to sharing and education young artists about the timeless tools for a violinist to become a master at one's instrument. He teaches during the year at the California Institute of Music and during summers he is on faculty at International Music Festival in Germany and Idyllwild Music Festival program here in California. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors whether in the fashion of mountaineering or surfing.

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