Arianne Urban

Major: Instrumental Performance

Instrument: Violin

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps String Quartet

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Arianne Urban, violin, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the Frost School of Music where she is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps String Quintet, Class of 2014, coached by faculty mentor Ross Harbaugh. She studies privately with Scott Flavin and Glenn Basham and also performs in the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Opera Theater, Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and other major Frost School ensembles.  An active chamber music artist, she enjoys improvising. The Stamps String Quartet performs classic and contemporary string quartet repertoire, tangos, jazz-inspired works, and more.  They are also collaborating on new chamber music with the Stamps Jazz Quintet.

Arianne Urban has participated in coaching sessions with string musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra and violinist and composer Mark O’Connor. Her summer festival experiences include Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, the Aspen Music Festival, Orfeo International Music Festival and the Julliard String Quartet Seminar in New York City.  At the end of her freshman year at Frost, she was selected to perform a concert with world-renowned violinist Alexander Markov.

Urban was born in Miami and graduated from New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in 2010. She began her violin studies at the age of 8 with Miriam Stern and continued with Misha Vitenson and Daniel Andai throughout her high school career. She was a winner of the annual concerto competition at NWSA in her freshman year of high school, and won first place for the Alhambra Concerto Competition in 2008. She was concertmaster of the String Camerata and Symphony Orchestra at NWSA her junior and senior year, as well as the Miami String Project from 2008-2010.


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“At the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy, we got a chance to perform with world renowned violinist Pavel Vernikov. We played a set of four different tangos and rose the audience right out of their chairs!”--Arianne Urban