Paul Kantor is one of the top violin pedagogues in the world. He is currently the Sally Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. The inaugural Paul Kantor Violin Workshop will be led by Professor Kantor himself with MPF director Xiang Gao, a former student of Professor Kantor, and other Kantor students. This workshop will focus on the style and art of the Kantor method. Professor Kantor has previously taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the University of Michigan, the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, and Yale University. He continues as an Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School of Music. Along with his son, faculty violinist Timothy Kantor of the University of Arizona, he founded and directs the Gabriel Del Orbe Violin Program in the Dominican Republic.