A native of Poland, Marcin Arendt is an active chamber musician, soloist, & teacher. He is an Assistant Professor of Violin at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis where he is a member of the Ceruti String Quartet. Marcin is part of the violin faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp, and he plays with IRIS Orchestra under the baton of Michael Stern where he regularly holds the Isaac Stern Concertmaster Chair and is currently the Orchestra Manager.
Dr. Arendt was a member and frequent concertmaster of Colorado’s premiere conductor-less string orchestra, The Sphere Ensemble, & the featured violinist with the nationally touring crossover-fusion band FEAST. The prize winner of several national & international competitions, he has performed alongside many renowned artists including Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Martin Short, Edgar Meyer, Clay Aiken, Dawn Upshaw, Joshua Bell, & Harry Connick, Jr.
Marcin holds Bachelor degrees in both philosophy & music from Stetson University, a Master of Music & Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a post-graduate performance certificate from the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland.