Remus Azoitei is a violin professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was appointed at the Academy in 2002, at the time becoming the youngest ever violin professor in the history of the institution. During 1994-1997 he was also a violin professor at the Bucharest Conservatoire, before travelling to New York to further his studies at the Juilliard School.
Remus is a jury member of prestigious international violin competitions around Europe, as well as a regular guest to hold masterclasses around the world. He gave violin classes at Conservatoires in Bucharest, Berlin, Tokyo, Birmingham, New York and Nicosia among many other places, also being a visiting professor at the Brescia Conservatoire in Italy for the academic year 2019-2020.
He was a jury member of the 2018 Enescu violin competition alongside such artists as Pierre Amoyal, Pavel Vernikov, Salvatore Accardo, Viktor Tretiakov, Krsysztof Wegrzyn and Silvia Marcovici. In 2019 he will be a jury member of the International Louis Spohr Violin competition in Weimar.
As an artist, Remus presents a highly successful blend between 2 major violin schools: the Eastern European school, gathered from his studies with Daniel Podlovsky at the Bucharest Conservatoire (himself a student of Vladimir Yampolsky and Ivan Galamian) as well as the Western school, absorbed during his Masters’ studies at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki and Itzhak Perlman. He has been also a student of Maurice Hasson in London, himself a pupil of the great Henryk Szeryng.
Very much in demand for his kind, thoughtful and practical approach to teaching, Remus’ students achieved great results and won prizes around the world. Most of his former students are now employed in orchestras around the globe or perform in highly esteemed chamber ensembles such as Kate Oswin – Leader of the Behn Quartet, Stefano Mengoli – Leader of the Fitzroy Quartet, Tanya Sweiry – member of the St Matin in the Fields, among many others. At the Royal Academy of Music his students were awarded many prizes, some of them receiving the highest mark for their graduation Final Recital.
His students were often Leaders or co-Leaders of the National Youth Orchestra.
For any teaching enquiry, both private or at the Royal Academy of Music, Remus can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org