Deborah Song, is a violinist born and raised in New York.
It was her discovery of the late Beethoven string quartets as a teen that fueled her love for music. Her passion for chamber music continues to inspire her freelancing career. She was awarded the John Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music and more recently, the Best Chamber Music performance award from Les Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau this past summer.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Music and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School. Influential teachers include Byung-Kook Kwak, Shirley Givens, Mikhail Kopelman, David Cerone, Stephen Clapp and Laurie Smukler.
Deborah has won top prizes at the Associated Music Teachers Association Competition, the European Division of the Queens College Competition, the Yonkers Philharmonic Competition and the New York Music Competition of Flushing, Queens. Deborah has performed as a soloist with the Westchester Mentoring Orchestra, the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra and the Merrick Chamber Symphony Orchestra.
She currently resides in Scarsdale, New York, where she teaches a private studio and performs with various groups including the New Asia Chamber Music Society, MidAtlantic Opera, Solisti Ensemble and Caroga Lake Music Festival.