Sharon Roffman, a prize winner at the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Violin Competition, graduated from the Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, as a student of Donald Weilerstein and Itzhak Perlman. Having made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1997, Ms. Roffman has now embarked on a diverse career that includes performances as soloist with orchestra, in recital, as chamber music collaborator and in educational outreach presentations.
Most recently, Ms. Roffman appeared as a featured soloist in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins along with Itzhak Perlman at Carnegie Hall in March 2004, as well as in a “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast showcasing the Perlman Music Program in 2003. Ms. Roffman was also featured in a special appearance of the Perlman Music Program honoring Itzhak Perlman at the annual Kennedy Center Awards in Washington, D.C. Ms. Roffman is a frequent performer in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln's Center “Meet the Music” and “Inside Chamber Music” series; she has spent several summers performing at the Marlboro Music Festival, and as a child spent many years performing on Sesame Street.
Ms. Roffman is on the faculty of the Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ, the Manhattan School of Music, and is a professor of violin and Affiliate Artist at Kean University. Her former teachers include Peter Winograd, Robert Lipsett, Patinka Kopec and Nicole DiCecco.