Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev of Peoria, IL earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees in violin performance with a violin pedagogy minor from Bradley University, Peoria, IL studying with Marcia Henry (1998);Indiana University in Bloomington, IN studying with Mauricio Fuks (2000); University of Cincinnati, OH studying with Kurt Sassmannshaus (2004) respectively.
She served as part-time faculty teaching violin at UNLV 2009-2011, was a member of Celine Dion's Las Vegas Orchestra 2011-2014, the fiddler player in the band for Duck Commander the Musical April 2015, a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic 2007-2017, a member of the Red Rock Ramblers 2014-2017, and the Arab Music Ensemble of Las Vegas 2010-2017- The recipients of Chamber Music America's "2016 Residency Partnership Program Grant." She was the violinist in the Finding Neverland first North American Tour 2016-2018. Laraine continually worked as a free lance "strolling violinist" 2006-2017 and was in charge of all the string weddings at the Venetian in Las Vegas NV 2009-2016.
Laraine's specialty is improvising in a wide variety of styles and creating "arrangements" on the spot for recordings using her home studio. Recording projects include:
Califone: "Stitches" (these recordings are still in process) http://www.califonemusic.com/page/2/
Nickella Dee: "Me Like Me" http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nickelladee Simon Joyner http://team-love.com/home/releases/tl-41/ (album "Out into the Snow")
Movie Soundtracks (with Michael Krasner Musical Producer)
Jean Claude Van-Damme's latest installment of Universal Soldier: “UFO” and 2009: “Regeneration"
Braden King's new film: "Here"
PBS documentary: "People of the Seal."
References and more info available upon request