B i o g r a p h y
Today Vera Rubin performs in the Boston area and throughout New England in public and private concert venues. She also teaches performance violin at NEC preparatory school, and in her private studio in Waltham, MA. Dr. Rubin was elected vice president of Massachusetts Music Teachers Association in 2010 and has led this organization and expanded its charter over the years.
Dr. Rubin holds a degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University, a Master of Music degree from Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, and Artist degree from Music Academy in Jerusalem, Israel.
Prior to her immigration from Russia, Dr. Rubin performed as a soloist and a chamber music player with the Philharmonic Society of Vladimir and throughout Russia and Europe.
From 1990 to 1994, Ms. Rubin was a soloist and a concertmaster of the Yad Harif Chamber Orchestra in Jerusalem, Israel. She performed with the orchestra in Israel and in Europe. She organized and led the Mendelssohn String Quartet which was recorded for broadcast in Israel, Germany and Czechoslovakia.
In 1994 Dr. Rubin joined the first violins of the New Zealand Symphony orchestra and became a leader of the Linden Piano Quartet touring throughout New Zealand with a variety of chamber music programs.
Dr. Rubin became an Adjunct Professor of performance violin in the School of Music of Victoria University of Wellington in 1996. She led seminars at universities across New Zealand lecturing on a variety of pedagogical approaches.