Aaron Tam

Matthew Fang, First Violinist for OC Cavatina String Quartet

Aaron Tam (Violin II) is currently pursuing a master’s degree in violin performance at California State University Fullerton with a full scholarship under professor of music Dr. Ernest Salem. Since his acceptance into the music program, he has been the concertmaster of the CSUF Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2015, Aaron traveled with the CSUF Symphony on a performance tour to France and Germany. Subsequently, he traveled again with the orchestra on an invitation by the Distinguished Concerts International New York for a performance in Carnegie Hall. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a recipient of the Marjorie-Rawlins Scholarship, studying under professor Haroutune Bedelian. While at University of California, Irvine, he won the university concerto competition during his second year and assumed the role of concertmaster in the university symphony orchestra for the following two years. Aaron was the concertmaster of Olympia Youth Orchestra in 2007-08. He performed with the orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in March 2008 as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s International Youth Orchestra Festival Days. In the summer of 2008, he received a scholarship from the International Educational Exchange Association to perform in the Olympic Youth Cultural Festival preceding the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Aaron has taken masterclasses under many distinguished musicians such as Nai-Yuan Hu, Robert DeMaine, Menahem Pressler, Ray Chen, and members of the Pacific Symphony.