Vivek Jayaraman is acting assistant concertmaster of The Florida Orchestra for the 2020-2021 season and has played with several major orchestras in the United States, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Vivek joined The Florida Orchestra in 2016 and also served as acting assistant concertmaster for the 2018-2019 season. He has performed as concertmaster of the New World Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, The Canton Symphony (OH), the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, and as guest concertmaster of symphonies in Shreveport, La., Knoxville, Tenn., and Vancouver.
During the summer, Vivek is a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland and the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra in Idaho.
Originally from Lansing, Mich., Vivek received a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music studying with Charles Castleman, and a master’s degree in orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Following a four-year fellowship with the New World Symphony in Miami, he earned an artist diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music with former Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil.