Jonathan Rubin is a freelance violinist in Los Angeles and has been heard in many motion picture and commercial music recordings. Most recently, Mr. Rubin finished recording the solo violin parts for the upcoming motion picture, The Hebrew Hammer, on which he also served as concertmaster. Mr. Rubin has also performed with several local orchestras including the San Fernando Valley Symphony, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, the Riverside Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Concert Orchestra and the New West Symphony.
Mr. Rubin grew up in the San Fernando Valley and studied with several well-known Los Angeles violinists, including Harold Wolf, Frances Moore, and Brian Dembow.
After receiving a scholarship to the California State Summer Arts program and studying chamber music with members of the Kronos and Sequoia String Quartets, Mr. Rubin received a scholarship to California State University at Northridge, where he studied with Franklyn D’Antonio, served as concertmaster, and toured Eastern Europe.
Throughout school, Mr. Rubin participated in many music programs, including the California Junior Philharmonic, the American Youth Symphony under Mehli Mehta, Debut Orchestra, and the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts (ISOMATA), where he won their first concerto competition.
A dedicated teacher, Mr. Rubin has been a faculty member of the Kadima Conservatory of Music since its inception in the early eighties. Former students have won competitions, become music teachers, and played with major symphony orchestras. Along with chamber music partner violist Beth Elliott, Mr. Rubin founded the Kadima String Quartet, whose most recent accomplishment is winning for the second time the prestigious Coleman Chamber Music Award, performing children’s concerts for over ten thousand children in the San Gabriel Valley.
Mr. Rubin lives in Valley Glen with his wife Judith and their two daughters Noa and Naomi and their son Aaron.