Anthony Navarro


MM Violin, Spring 2022


Santa Barbara native Tony Navarro has studied the violin for over 25 years.  During that time, he has earned a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the University of California Santa Barbara under Professor Ertan Torgul, where he also earned undergraduate degrees in Music under Professor Yuval Taron as well as English.  In his time at UCSB he served as the Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra and was a member of the prestigious Young Artists String Quartet.  While he was a Graduate Student he was also the Teaching Assistant for the Chamber Orchestra Course under Professor Maxim Kuzin.  Tony has performed all over the country and has vast experience performing Orchestral and Chamber Music as well as solo repertoire.  As a professional he is currently the Principal Second Violin with Symphony of the Vines in Paso Robles where he is also the first violin in the SOV String Quartet.  He also performs as Assistant Principal Second Violin with The Santa Maria Philharmonic and section first violin with The Lompoc Pops Orchestra in addition to numerous solo and chamber performances along the central and south coast.  He is very passionate about opera and ballet and performs with Opera San Luis Obispo, State Street Ballet and The San Luis Obispo Civic Ballet as well.

Tony also has extensive teaching experience, teaching both privately and in public programs like the Santa Barbara Symphony Strings Workshop and SB Music Van for more than fifteen years.  He has won numerous performance and scholarship competitions including, but not limited to; The Santa Barbara Music Club, Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation, The Pillsbury Music Scholarship Competition as well as UCSB.  Please check out his website for more information on upcoming performances as well private lessons.