Violinist Reuben Kebede has performed recitals across the US and Europe. As first violinist of the Ivalas Quartet, Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet, he is currently a Lisa Arnhold Fellow at The Juilliard School. He received an Artist Diploma in string quartet performance from CU Boulder under the tutelage of Edward Dusinberre, Harumi Rhodes, and the members of the Takács Quartet. Previously, he studied with Danielle Belen at the University of Michigan, where he served as concertmaster of both university orchestras, and with Sarah Plum at Drake University. In his free time Reuben loves reading, as well as watching and discussing soccer and films.