Victor Beyens, 25, is a French violinist currently residing in Cleveland, Ohio. He began his studies at the age of 7 in Clermond-Ferrand, France. Victor received a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2013, where he was a student of David Updegraff. He recently completed his Master’s degree in violin performance as a student of Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil. Victor is currently concertmaster of the Mansfield Symphony and the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra. He is also the assistant concertmaster of the Firelands Symphony in Sandusky, Ohio, as well as a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Victor was featured as a soloist in 2014 and 2015 with the National Repertory Orchestra, with which he also served as co-concertmaster and co-principal second violin. Victor previously attended the Brevard Music Center, the Tanglewood Institute, and the International Music Academy of Pilsen. Previous teachers include Dr. Katherine Mclin and Levon Zarasian. Victor is an avid chamber musician, as well as educator. He is currently the director of the Rainbow Strings program at Chambers Elementary School, the only music program of its kind in the East Cleveland School district. Victor enjoys spending time playing with his cat, eating foods of all different countries, playing ping pong, and watching great movies.