Almita Vamos, violin
Almita Vamos, a six-time recipient of the Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award, is a professor at Northwestern University’s Beinin School of Music, where she and her husband Rolland Vamos work as a team. Their pupils have become prominent soloists, won many international competitions, and become members of numerous chamber groups and orchestras. Vamos studied with Mischa Mischakoff and Louis Persinger at the Juilliard School. She owns a 2011 Curtin violin, which she frequently loans to students for use in competitions.