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Longtime first violin with the San Francisco Symphony
Soloist in recitals and concerti across the country
Music teacher since 1965
Music lover from the day he was born

Bernard says, "Teaching and learning is about trust. I earn trust from my students with praise for accomplishment, no matter how small. Helping my students achieve huge success in their lives means taking small steps with them, always encouraging, always praising."

In addition to his teaching activities, Bernard Chevalier performed as first violin with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) for 18 years. He has a wide range of musical experiences including playing recital tours across the country with Dr. Marsha Chevalier. He has been soloist with various orchestras including the SFSO, performed in chamber music concerts with outstanding musicians, and participated
in summer music programs in Interlochen, Michigan, and Aspen, Colorado.

He received his Bachelor's and Master’s degrees from San Francisco State University, studying violin with concertmasters Frank Houser, Zaven Melikian, and principal violist Rolf Persinger, piano with Herman Vanderkamp, and conducting and chamber music with Lazlo Varga, Ferenc Molnar, and Andor Toth Sr.
In his student days growing up in San Francisco, he won a number of prestigious awards and scholarships.

Currently, Bernard teaches full time in Santa Rosa: violin, viola, and ensemble playing at all levels to all ages starting at age 5 as well as beginning through intermediate piano. He performs often in the North Bay in solo recitals and chamber music concerts.

   
       
 

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Meet Bernard

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Listen to Bernard Perform on YouTube

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