Marcin Arendt (D.M.A )
About Marcin Arendt
A native of Poland, Marcin Arendt is an active chamber musician, soloist, & teacher.
joined the faculty of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis where he
is a member of the Ceruti String Quartet. Marcin is part of the violin faculty at the Interlochen
Arts Camp, and he plays with IRIS Orchestra under the baton of Michael Stern where he
regularly holds the Isaac Stern Concertmaster Chair. He also works as the Community
Involvement Coordinator for IRIS Orchestra.
Dr. Arendt was a member and frequent concertmaster of Colorado's premiere conductor-less
string orchestra, The Sphere Ensemble, & the featured violinist with the nationally touring
crossover-fusion band FEAST. The prize winner of several national & international competitions,
He has performed alongside many renowned artists including Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham,
Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Martin Short, Edgar Meyer, Clay Aiken, Dawn Upshaw, Joshua Bell, &
Harry Connick, Jr.
Marcin holds Bachelor degrees in both philosophy & music from Stetson University, a Master of
Music & Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a
post-graduate performance certificate from the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in
Gdansk, Poland. He plays on a Jan van Rooyen original violin modeled after the Guarneri
"Carrodus," and uses a bow made by the award winning bow maker David Forbes.