Violinist/violist Patinka Kopec teaches in the Pre-College and Upper School Divisions of the Manhattan School of Music where she serves as Co-Director and Co-Teacher of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program. She is also the Director of the Young Artist Program at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Ms. Kopec completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music Degrees at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy Delay and Ivan Galamian. She has given master classes all over the world, and her students have soloed with major orchestras and play in many professional ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, and Berlin.