Samuel Rolim

Jennifer Hay

Brazilian Violinist Samuel Rolim began his violin studies under the guidance of his father, Junio Araujo, an amateur violinist, and later studied with Elton Cabral. Upon joining his local youth orchestra, he began taking lessons at the EMAN conservatory under the guidance of Ronedilk Dantas. He later studied with professors Yerko Tabilo and Hermes Cuzzuol Alvarenga in the youth program of Paraiba Federal University.

In 2017, Samuel Rolim graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied under the guidance of Dr. Shannon Thomas and Dr. Stephen Redfield. In 2019, he received his Masters of Music degree from Texas Christian University, where he studied with and was the graduate teaching assistant of Dr. Elisabeth Adkins.

A scholarship recipient for many music festivals in the United States and in his native Brazil, Samuel has performed in master classes for musicians such as Mauricio Fuks, Igor Petrushevski, Mikhail Kopelman, Nadja Salerno-Sonnemberg, Burton Kaplan, Alexander Brussilovsky, Olga Kaler, and many others.

An avid chamber musician, he has also performed in master classes and played alongside members of the Aeolus, American, Ariel, Borodin, Borromeo, Cleveland, Dali, Latinoamericano, Miró, Pacifica, and Tokyo Quartets. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the symphony orchestras of Mississippi, Meridian, Gulf Coast, San Angelo, and many others.

Samuel Rolim is also very passionate about teaching. Besides his private teaching activities, he has been a strings coach at both Kids and Youth Southern Mississippi orchestras, as well as at Festival South Orchestral Academy in Hattiesburg, MS. Samuel Rolim is beyond excited to be joining the B Sharp Youth Music Program in Fort Worth, TX, as one of the program’s Teaching Artists.