CRISTIAN ZIMMERMAN 23, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree in violin performance in 2016, under the instruction of David Upodegraff and Jan Sloman. Mr. Zimmerman has continued at Cleveland Institute of Music with Mr. Sloman in pursuit of his master’s degree. In 2016, Mr. Zimmerman accepted the position of Assistant Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and has been a principal player in other ensembles such as the National Repertory Orchestra and Texas Festival Orchestra. Mr. Zimmerman’s previous instructors have included Teri Einfeldt, Anton Miller, Thomas and Allegra Wermuth, and James Stern. Cristian Zimmerman has performed as a soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra and Farmington Valley Symphony.