String Faculty

The string faculty team at the Gifted Music School, chaired by co-founder Eugene Watanabe, features dedicated pedagogues and performing artists from throughout the world. Collectively the team nurtures and trains some of the finest young artists in the country. Graduating, career-minded string students have pursued their musical study at the nation's finest music conservatories including Curtis, Juilliard, Colburn, San Francisco, and others. Our students have been heard nationally on NPR's From the Top radio program, KBYU-FM, regularly with the Utah Symphony, and recognized at national events and all local competitions.  


String Area

Eugene Watanabe, String Area Chair
Katherine Baird, Suzuki Program Coordinator
Deborah Moench, Suzuki Program Advisor
Double Bass