Debra Biderman

Debra Biderman

Violinist Debra Biderman has been performing with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1967. A silver medalist in the American String Teachers’ Association Violin Competition and winner in numerous other competitions, she studied with Arianne Bronne, Richard Burgin, Raphael Bronstein and others. She was accepted to the Congress of Strings, where she appeared with Eugene Ormandy at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Throughout her career, Biderman has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Adare Festival in Ireland; she has participated in numerous recordings and broadcasts. Biderman is the first violinist of the Woodland Quartet and is a frequent soloist and recitalist.

Biderman is a true product of instrumental music programs in New Jersey public schools. She began her violin studies in Hackensack in first grade during a pilot program directed by George Barnoff. She continued performing through high school and played in the New Jersey All-State Orchestra for four years.

A former public-school teacher in the New Jersey communities of Cedar Grove, Bloomfield, Tenafly, Newark, Pompton Plains and Edison Township, Biderman continues to teach privately.

Biderman has been a resident of Central New Jersey since 1979. She is a member of the NJSO’s outreach and development committees, a member of the Edison Arts Society, co- president and fundraising chairman for NCJW National Council of Jewish Women and on the Steering Committee and facilitator for M.A.S.H. (Mutual Aid Self-Help) support groups under the auspices of St. Clare’s Health System.

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