Peter Rovit (B.M. with High Distinction, Indiana University; M.M., Hartt School; Professional Studies, Juilliard: D.M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook) was among the last students of Josef Gingold at Indiana University where he also studied Baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie. His other teachers have included Mitchell Stern, Philip Setzer, Cho-Liang Lin, Paul Kantor, and Donald Weilerstein. Mr. Rovit has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Kuttner Scholarship at Indiana University, the C.V. Starr Scholarship at the Juilliard School, and the Aspen Music Festival's String Fellowship. As a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist he has performed throughout the United States and at the Spring in Saint Petersburg Festival in Russia. Performances have included concert appearances on the Aspen Music Festival’s Young Artist Concert series, with the International Sejong Soloists,and on Baroque violin with the Rebel Ensemble and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Montgomery Symphony Fellowship in Alabama which involved performing as concertmaster and soloist with the symphony and giving numerous concert appearances throughout the area.
Before joining the faculty of the Setnor School, Mr. Rovit has been on the string faculty of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Alabama. He has been a member of the Quartet Oklahoma, Associate Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Concertmaster of the Tuscaloosa Symphony. A concerto competition winner at both the Hartt School and at SUNY Stony Brook, Mr. Rovit has also performed as a soloist with the Montgomery Symphony, the Fort Smith Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony.