Dr. Arvin Gopal
Conductor of Concert Orchestra
Dr. Arvin Gopal has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral violist throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. His performances have been broadcast on the public radios of the United States, Canada, China and Brazil. For two years, he served as assistant principal viola of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. As a chamber musician, Dr. Gopal was a member of both the Dramon String Quartet and the Annapolis Chamber Players, which performed extensively throughout the Washington DC Area.
In addition, Dr. Gopal has performed at various music festivals across North and South America, and has collaborated with faculty members from the University of Maryland, Penn State University and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
Dr. Gopal holds a MM and DMA from the University of Maryland, where the topic of his dissertation was The Distinctive Voice of Paul Hindemith through the viola. His principal teachers have included Daniel Foster, principal violist of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Michael Tree, violist of the Guarneri Quartet. Dr. Gopal graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance. Dr. Gopal served for three years as principal violist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, in addition to performing with the National, New Jersey and Richmond Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Gopal is currently the orchestra director at East Brunswick High School.