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  • date of birth: 27th of February 1997

  • studies with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School of Music

  • Recently appointed as the concertmaster of the American Youth Symphony

  • has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, and the Montgomery Symphony

  • attended masterclasses by Glenn Dicterow, Rachel Barton Pine, James Ehnes, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Ilya Kaler, Milan Vietk, Ivry Gitlis, David Finckel, Robert McDuffie

  • plays on an 1843 Giovanni Francesco Pressenda violin on generous loan from The Mandell Collection of Southern California

Prizes: “Thomas and Evon Cooper” International Violin Competition, the “Blount-Slawson” National Concerto Competition, the “Johanson” International Young Artist Competition


First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major K. 219

Paganini Caprice no. 1

Second Round

Schubert Rondo Brillant in B minor op. 70 D 895

EnescuMénétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite op. 28

Tchaikovsky Waltz-Scherzo op. 34


Fauré Sonata no. 1 in A major op. 13

Enescu Sonata no. 3 in A minor op. 25, dans le caractère populaire roumain”

Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme op. 15


Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor op. 47