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Ranan Antonini

Violin Instructor

Ranan Antonini began his studies at age 13 with the Suzuki method in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One year later, he made his debut, playing at the 97th-anniversary celebration of the Municipal Theater as a Suzuki Student from the Cultural House of Rio de Janeiro.

Ranan holds a Bachelors degree in violin from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he studied with acclaimed Brazilian violinist, Daniel Guedes. As a violin player, he participated in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Brazilian Youth Symphony Orchestra, Espirito Santo Symphony Orchestra, and Cesgranrio Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he performs with the  NIU Philharmonic and Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Master classes: he has performed for names such as Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Latin American String Quartet, Giora Schmidt, Rebekka Hartman, Linus Roth, Andres Cardenes, Chouchane Siranossian, and others.

Ranan is currently enrolled in the Performance Certificate Program with Professor Mathias Tacke at Northern Illinois University.

Teaching Experience:

Ranan has been teaching since 2015 and was named principal violin professor of the Social Action Music Program, a program designed for young people (8-18). That same year he was invited to go to Caracas, Venezuela to play and learn about “El Sistema” program, created by Jose Antonio Abreu and coordinated by Gustavo Dudamel, who studied under Abreu’s baton.


Ranan has his name on the CD and DVD “Contra Ponto 3”, the third edition of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) songs, produced by Paulo Jobim, Aloisio Didier, Daniel Guedes, and Jose Stanek.

Festival Attendance:

He attended numerous music festivals such as Arianna Chamber Music festival (US, Mo), Villa Lobos Festival (Caracas, Venezuela), International Music Festival of Campos do Jordao (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Villa Lobos Chamber Music Festival (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), FEMUSC (Santa Catarina, Brazil), etc.