Precollege Faculty:Violin, Chamber Music
Gemma Hinson is an active teacher and performer in New York City. She completed both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in violin performance at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Lucie Robert and Grigory Kalinovsky. Prior to college, Gemma studied at Manhattan School of Music Precollege under the instruction of Julie Artzt Becker and Grigory Kalinovsky.
An avid chamber musician, Gemma Hinson has been coached by members of the Emerson and American string quartets and has performed in music festivals in New York, Italy, France, Maine, Texas, and Colorado. She has participated in master classes overseen by the Shanghai String Quartet and Robert Mann, former first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet.
She also performed regularly in orchestras at Manhattan School of Music, including under the baton of Kurt Masur in the Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar orchestras of 2009, 2010, and 2012. As a member of the Salome Chamber Ensemble for the 2009–10 season, she performed concerts at Brooklyn’s Bargemusic and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During the summers of 2011 and 2012 she was an Orchestra Fellow at the Texas Music Festival, an intensive four-week program utilizing the talents of eminent conductors, including Carl St. Clair and Mei Ann Chen.
Ms. Hinson’s professional development includes registered Suzuki Violin training with the Suzuki Association of the Americas through the Suzuki Institutes at Ithaca College and the Hartt School of Music. After completing Northwestern’s course “Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation,” she became a community mentor to help guide other teachers.
A dedicated teacher, she maintains an active studio in the New York area, which has included teaching violin at the Browning School, Florentine Music School, and for the Elizabeth Faidley Studio.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2016.