Violin, String Orchestra


Agata earned BM’s in Violin Performance from the Academy of Music of Ljubljana and the Academy of Music of Sarajevo. She then went on to earn her MM and Performance Diploma from Southern Methodist University as well as her AMSC from Carnegie Mellon University.

As a Performer

Agata is currently a member of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and is concertmaster of the Georgetown Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. She is also an associate performance artist at the Josef Gingold International Chamber Music Festival and regularly performs in a variety of chamber groups, often in a duo with pianist and fellow Levine faculty member Jason Solounias.

As a Teacher

Agata has held assistant teaching engagements at the University of Sarajevo, Southern Methodist University, and Carnegie Mellon University. She also serves as an associate professor at the Josef Gingold International Chamber Music Festival.

At Levine

Agata joined the Levine Strings Department in 2023 and teaches our Silver Spring Orchestra.

Teaching Philosophy

I come from the lineage of the Franko-Belgian school of violin playing. This school is not only about technique (which is vital!) but also about culture, knowledge, humanity, responsibility, and art.
I strongly believe in adapting the teaching style to each student, from the set-up to lesson plan, repertoire selection, approach to discipline, performance management, stage presence, etc. Each student has a different physique, experience, background, goals, and ambitions. Further, I believe that everyone has talent, and it is my job to find the most productive and efficient way to help each student reach their full potential.

Agata Miklavc