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BEGINNERS TO PROFESSIONALS

Classical | Baroque | Contemporary

Violin & Viola lessons are available for beginners to advanced professionals in all styles. We offer private lessons and group lessons in Georgetown as well as masterclasses, studio classes, and special events. Our students have gone on to attend top conservatories, win competitions, and become successful professional musicians regionally and internationally.

Violin & Viola Lessons

Levels

Beginners to Advanced Professionals

Due to the level of faculty we offer, we are well suited for a particular kind of student. We accept all levels and ages of students as well as both hobbyists to professionals but our students are dedicated to their studies, come for lessons regularly, and practice daily to see the amazing process their hand work pays off from lesson to lesson. Our students all have one thing in common... they are here to learn. 

Pricing

Private: $48.95-$150

Group: Variable


Our teachers set their own rates. Please register first to inquire about specific teacher pricing. *Tuition assistance also available to those who qualify. 

New students may first book a:

Info Session
Placement Session

Trial Lesson ~ $29.37

*Not all teachers offer trial lessons

Features

Online/App Bookings & Payments
Complimentary Practice Rooms
Audition Database

Music Library
Coffee Lounge (w/ Wifi, Copier)
Large Recitals & Performances
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)

A studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session.

(Optional Instrument Additions: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Composition, Theory, Sight-Singing, Ear Training)

Location

In-Studio Violin/Viola Lessons
SKYPE Violin/Viola Lessons

In-home Violin/Viola Lessons considered case-by-case


Georgetown Studio
1038 31st St NW (M & 31st, off the C&O Canal)

Metros: Dupont & Foggy Bottom
Buses: Circulator & Standard Lines (1 block)
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)


We are conveniently located near Georgetown University and The George Washington University.

ADULTS & TEENS

Adult & teen violin/viola lessons are available in a private, group, or ensemble. 

Beginner Adults

Beginner adults are encouraged to take our Notation 1 Class in conjunction with either private violin/viola instruction or group violin/viola classes (when offered). There is no need for beginner violinists to do a placement session first. If you haven't purchased a violin/viola yet, our studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session. To learn more about purchasing your first violin, click here! If you are a beginner and not sure if you're ready for private study, please click here to learn more about our Free Intro Music Classes for Beginners!

Advanced Adults

Advanced adults are encouraged to sign up for private lessons and ensembles. Ensembles are arranged by your teacher. Participating ensembles may be showcased in local performances and outreach opportunities. Students are also encouraged to monitor our bulletin for performance and auditions opportunities!

CHILDREN

Violin instruction for children ages 2 & above is available.

Children 5 & Under
(Little Notes)

These beginner lessons are designed for the very young musician. They are offered as private lessons or group lessons. You may choose an instrumental focus, such as the violin, or a general music appreciation class. If you are an organization looking to offer these classes in your program, please contact us!

Children 5 & Up

(Beginners)

Children without prior musical or strings training are encourage to skip a placement session. Private instruction is recommended in addition to group classes and ensembles.

Exams

Optional: Earn credits for music study through the ABRSM Exams. ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

 

Founded in 1889, ABRSM has 125 years of experience and an international reputation. An ABRSM grade has a worldwide currency and their exams are designed to motivate students at all levels and ages, providing realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements. ABRSM's core activity is the provision of graded music exams, assessments and diplomas. 

 

More than 620,000 exams are now administered annually by a very select and highly trained group of examiners to students not only in the British Commonwealth, but also in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Malaysia, Korea, Mexico and Mainland China. An examiner comes from the UK to listen and adjudicate. The judging criteria for these exams are so precise and consistent that they result in an international average mark of 117 year after year. This system of exams was not introduced into the United States until 1992; there are currently a very limited number of testing sites available.

 

Local exams take place in Annandale, VA twice a year. You will receive points for these credits that are recognized by educational institutions internationally. It is possible to request US high school credit for completing these exams. However, this is at the discretion of each school. They may also qualify you to test out of some US conservatoire credits.

- FACULTY SPOTLIGHT -

Timothy LaCrosse

Violist Timothy LaCrosse holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from The Juilliard School (Samuel Rhodes), Master of Music degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music (Ettore Causa), and attended the The Guildhall School of Music (London, Alexander Zemtsov). Mr. LaCrosse is a tenured member of The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, served as Principal Violist of the National Symphony of Panama, ad was a Visiting Professor of Viola at The University of Panama.  He is a a substitute violist for various orchestras in the Washington metropolitan area and has performed in many of the world’s prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Ravinia Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Meyerson Symphony Hall (Dallas) Copley Symphony Hall (San Diego) Barbican Center and Aldeburgh Festival in  England, Lucerne Concert Hall (Switzerland) Gasteig Cultural Center and Konzerthaus Berlin in Germany, Auditorium Parco della Musicain Italy, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.  He has toured across Venezuela, Colombia, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina as a former member of The Youth Orchestra of the Americas.  In addition to his orchestral career, he has performed chamber music at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and Gewandhaus Leipzig (Germany). Teaching violin and viola, Mr. LaCrosse has prepared students for auditions for the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program and American Youth Philharmonic, both of which he is an alumnus. 

 

Sophie Genevieve

American violinist, Sophie Genevieve, holds a Master of Arts in Historical Performance-Baroque Violin from the Royal Academy of Music (London) and a Master of Music in Modern Violin from London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London). Additionally, she has studied at the Starling-Delay Symposium at the Juilliard School of Music in NYC and l’Académie du Domaine Forget in Québec. She has soloed in various concerts, including a performance at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelle (Brussels, Belgium), a four-violin concerto solo with Laurence Cummings at the Duke’s Hall (London), and a concerto on a Landolfi violin on loan from the National Music Museum (USA). Sophie has appeared on a variety concert stages, including the Royal Festival Hall (London), Wigmore Hall (London), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), Holland Performing Arts Center (Omaha), le Salle Françoys-Bernier (Québec), and the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.).  In London, she was part of the celebrated Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, which is highly reviewed by the London Times, and was a founding member of the Keats String Quartet, which frequently performed at Cambridge University and with Cambridge college choirs, and Risonanti. She appeared live on the radio internationally, including on the BBC (UK) and on KVNO (Omaha). 

Ryan Lowe

British Cellist, Ryan Lowe, came to the US after graduating with honors from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London with a specialization in cello performance, conducting, and music theory. His has performed in concert venues such as the 02 Arena in London, and recorded with EMI and EMI Asia. In 2012, Ryan performed for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in a performance that would later feature on ITV television in the UK. Mr. Lowe has also performed at Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore hall, Cadogan hall, St. John Smith’s Square, the Duke’s hall, Royal Festival hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony hall and abroad in the St. David’s Hall (Wales), the Hangzhou Grand Theater (China), St. Mary’s Basilica (Poland). He was a member of the cello sections of both the Orion Orchestra and the London Arte Chamber Orchestra. He is the youngest recipient of the St. Julian’s award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and has coached several ensembles including the Royal Academy of Music Historical Performance Orchestra, the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, and the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra in China. He also mentored students with the UK’s Music for Youth Festival for over seven years. His musical heritage includes Leonid Gorokhov, Boris Andrianov, Paul Watkins, Matthew Barley, Steven Isserlis, Raphael Wallfisch, Christoph Richter, David Cohen, and Mario Brunello.

BEGINNERS TO PROFESSIONALS

Classical | Baroque | Contemporary

Violin & Viola lessons are available for beginners to advanced professionals in all styles. We offer private lessons and group lessons in Georgetown as well as masterclasses, studio classes, and special events. Our students have gone on to attend top conservatories, win competitions, and become successful professional musicians regionally and internationally.

Violin & Viola Lessons

Levels

Beginners to Advanced Professionals

Due to the level of faculty we offer, we are well suited for a particular kind of student. We accept all levels and ages of students as well as both hobbyists to professionals but our students are dedicated to their studies, come for lessons regularly, and practice daily to see the amazing process their hand work pays off from lesson to lesson. Our students all have one thing in common... they are here to learn. 

Pricing

Private: $48.95-$150

Group: Variable


Our teachers set their own rates. Please register first to inquire about specific teacher pricing. *Tuition assistance also available to those who qualify. 

New students may first book a:

Info Session
Placement Session

Trial Lesson ~ $29.37

*Not all teachers offer trial lessons

Features

Online/App Bookings & Payments
Complimentary Practice Rooms
Audition Database

Music Library
Coffee Lounge (w/ Wifi, Copier)
Large Recitals & Performances
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)

A studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session.

(Optional Instrument Additions: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Composition, Theory, Sight-Singing, Ear Training)

Location

In-Studio Violin/Viola Lessons
SKYPE Violin/Viola Lessons

In-home Violin/Viola Lessons considered case-by-case


Georgetown Studio
1038 31st St NW (M & 31st, off the C&O Canal)

Metros: Dupont & Foggy Bottom
Buses: Circulator & Standard Lines (1 block)
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)


We are conveniently located near Georgetown University and The George Washington University.

ADULTS & TEENS

Adult & teen violin/viola lessons are available in a private, group, or ensemble. 

Beginner Adults

Beginner adults are encouraged to take our Notation 1 Class in conjunction with either private violin/viola instruction or group violin/viola classes (when offered). There is no need for beginner violinists to do a placement session first. If you haven't purchased a violin/viola yet, our studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session. To learn more about purchasing your first violin, click here! If you are a beginner and not sure if you're ready for private study, please click here to learn more about our Free Intro Music Classes for Beginners!

Advanced Adults

Advanced adults are encouraged to sign up for private lessons and ensembles. Ensembles are arranged by your teacher. Participating ensembles may be showcased in local performances and outreach opportunities. Students are also encouraged to monitor our bulletin for performance and auditions opportunities!

CHILDREN

Violin instruction for children ages 2 & above is available.

Children 5 & Under
(Little Notes)

These beginner lessons are designed for the very young musician. They are offered as private lessons or group lessons. You may choose an instrumental focus, such as the violin, or a general music appreciation class. If you are an organization looking to offer these classes in your program, please contact us!

Children 5 & Up

(Beginners)

Children without prior musical or strings training are encourage to skip a placement session. Private instruction is recommended in addition to group classes and ensembles.

Exams

Optional: Earn credits for music study through the ABRSM Exams. ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

 

Founded in 1889, ABRSM has 125 years of experience and an international reputation. An ABRSM grade has a worldwide currency and their exams are designed to motivate students at all levels and ages, providing realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements. ABRSM's core activity is the provision of graded music exams, assessments and diplomas. 

 

More than 620,000 exams are now administered annually by a very select and highly trained group of examiners to students not only in the British Commonwealth, but also in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Malaysia, Korea, Mexico and Mainland China. An examiner comes from the UK to listen and adjudicate. The judging criteria for these exams are so precise and consistent that they result in an international average mark of 117 year after year. This system of exams was not introduced into the United States until 1992; there are currently a very limited number of testing sites available.

 

Local exams take place in Annandale, VA twice a year. You will receive points for these credits that are recognized by educational institutions internationally. It is possible to request US high school credit for completing these exams. However, this is at the discretion of each school. They may also qualify you to test out of some US conservatoire credits.

- FACULTY SPOTLIGHT -

Timothy LaCrosse

Violist Timothy LaCrosse holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from The Juilliard School (Samuel Rhodes), Master of Music degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music (Ettore Causa), and attended the The Guildhall School of Music (London, Alexander Zemtsov). Mr. LaCrosse is a tenured member of The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, served as Principal Violist of the National Symphony of Panama, ad was a Visiting Professor of Viola at The University of Panama.  He is a a substitute violist for various orchestras in the Washington metropolitan area and has performed in many of the world’s prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Ravinia Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Meyerson Symphony Hall (Dallas) Copley Symphony Hall (San Diego) Barbican Center and Aldeburgh Festival in  England, Lucerne Concert Hall (Switzerland) Gasteig Cultural Center and Konzerthaus Berlin in Germany, Auditorium Parco della Musicain Italy, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.  He has toured across Venezuela, Colombia, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina as a former member of The Youth Orchestra of the Americas.  In addition to his orchestral career, he has performed chamber music at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and Gewandhaus Leipzig (Germany). Teaching violin and viola, Mr. LaCrosse has prepared students for auditions for the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program and American Youth Philharmonic, both of which he is an alumnus. 

 

Sophie Genevieve

American violinist, Sophie Genevieve, holds a Master of Arts in Historical Performance-Baroque Violin from the Royal Academy of Music (London) and a Master of Music in Modern Violin from London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London). Additionally, she has studied at the Starling-Delay Symposium at the Juilliard School of Music in NYC and l’Académie du Domaine Forget in Québec. She has soloed in various concerts, including a performance at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelle (Brussels, Belgium), a four-violin concerto solo with Laurence Cummings at the Duke’s Hall (London), and a concerto on a Landolfi violin on loan from the National Music Museum (USA). Sophie has appeared on a variety concert stages, including the Royal Festival Hall (London), Wigmore Hall (London), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), Holland Performing Arts Center (Omaha), le Salle Françoys-Bernier (Québec), and the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.).  In London, she was part of the celebrated Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, which is highly reviewed by the London Times, and was a founding member of the Keats String Quartet, which frequently performed at Cambridge University and with Cambridge college choirs, and Risonanti. She appeared live on the radio internationally, including on the BBC (UK) and on KVNO (Omaha). 

Ryan Lowe

British Cellist, Ryan Lowe, came to the US after graduating with honors from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London with a specialization in cello performance, conducting, and music theory. His has performed in concert venues such as the 02 Arena in London, and recorded with EMI and EMI Asia. In 2012, Ryan performed for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in a performance that would later feature on ITV television in the UK. Mr. Lowe has also performed at Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore hall, Cadogan hall, St. John Smith’s Square, the Duke’s hall, Royal Festival hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony hall and abroad in the St. David’s Hall (Wales), the Hangzhou Grand Theater (China), St. Mary’s Basilica (Poland). He was a member of the cello sections of both the Orion Orchestra and the London Arte Chamber Orchestra. He is the youngest recipient of the St. Julian’s award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and has coached several ensembles including the Royal Academy of Music Historical Performance Orchestra, the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, and the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra in China. He also mentored students with the UK’s Music for Youth Festival for over seven years. His musical heritage includes Leonid Gorokhov, Boris Andrianov, Paul Watkins, Matthew Barley, Steven Isserlis, Raphael Wallfisch, Christoph Richter, David Cohen, and Mario Brunello.

 
Violin | Viola | Cello

Violin, Viola, & Cello Lessons or Children & Teens

Classical | Baroque | Contemporary

Violin & Viola lessons are available for beginners to advanced professionals in all styles. We offer private lessons and group lessons in Georgetown as well as masterclasses, studio classes, and special events. Our students have gone on to attend top conservatories, win competitions, and become successful professional musicians regionally and internationally.

Levels

Beginners to Advanced Professionals

Due to the level of faculty we offer, we are well suited for a particular kind of student. We accept all levels and ages of students as well as both hobbyists to professionals but our students are dedicated to their studies, come for lessons regularly, and practice daily to see the amazing process their hand work pays off from lesson to lesson. Our students all have one thing in common... they are here to learn. 

Pricing

Private: $48.95-$150

Group: Variable


Our teachers set their own rates. Please register first to inquire about specific teacher pricing. *Tuition assistance also available to those who qualify. 

New students may first book a:

Info Session
Placement Session

Trial Lesson ~ $29.37

*Not all teachers offer trial lessons

Features

Online/App Bookings & Payments
Complimentary Practice Rooms
Audition Database

Music Library
Coffee Lounge (w/ Wifi, Copier)
Large Recitals & Performances
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)

A studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session.

(Optional Instrument Additions: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Composition, Theory, Sight-Singing, Ear Training)

Location

In-Studio Violin/Viola/Celllo Lessons
SKYPE Violin/Viola/Cello Lessons

In-home Violin/Viola/Cello Lessons considered case-by-case


Georgetown Studio
1038 31st St NW (M & 31st, off the C&O Canal)

Metros: Dupont & Foggy Bottom
Buses: Circulator & Standard Lines (1 block)
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)


We are conveniently located near Georgetown Day School, The International School of Washington, Duke Ellington, & St. Albans.

ADULTS & TEENS

Adult & teen violin/viola/cello lessons are available in a private, group, or ensemble. 

Beginner TEENS

Beginner adults are encouraged to take our Notation 1 Class in conjunction with either private violin/viola instruction or group violin/viola classes (when offered). There is no need for beginner violinists to do a placement session first. If you haven't purchased a violin/viola yet, our studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session. To learn more about purchasing your first violin, click here! If you are a beginner and not sure if you're ready for private study, please click here to learn more about our Free Intro Music Classes for Beginners!

Advanced TEENS

Advanced adults are encouraged to sign up for private lessons and ensembles. Ensembles are arranged by your teacher. Participating ensembles may be showcased in local performances and outreach opportunities. Students are also encouraged to monitor our bulletin for performance and auditions opportunities!

CHILDREN

Instruction for children ages 2 & above is available.

Children 5 & Under
(Little Notes)

These beginner lessons are designed for the very young musician. They are offered as private lessons or group lessons. You may choose an instrumental focus, such as the violin, or a general music appreciation class. If you are an organization looking to offer these classes in your program, please contact us!

Children 5 & Up

(Beginners)

Children without prior musical or strings training are encourage to skip a placement session. Private instruction is recommended in addition to group classes and ensembles.

Juries & Exams

Optional: Earn credits for music study through the ABRSM Exams. ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

 

Founded in 1889, ABRSM has 125 years of experience and an international reputation. An ABRSM grade has a worldwide currency and their exams are designed to motivate students at all levels and ages, providing realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements. ABRSM's core activity is the provision of graded music exams, assessments and diplomas. 

 

More than 620,000 exams are now administered annually by a very select and highly trained group of examiners to students not only in the British Commonwealth, but also in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Malaysia, Korea, Mexico and Mainland China. An examiner comes from the UK to listen and adjudicate. The judging criteria for these exams are so precise and consistent that they result in an international average mark of 117 year after year. This system of exams was not introduced into the United States until 1992; there are currently a very limited number of testing sites available.

 

Local exams take place in Annandale, VA twice a year. You will receive points for these credits that are recognized by educational institutions internationally. It is possible to request US high school credit for completing these exams. However, this is at the discretion of each school. They may also qualify you to test out of some US conservatoire credits.

- FACULTY SPOTLIGHT -

Timothy LaCrosse

Violist Timothy LaCrosse holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from The Juilliard School (Samuel Rhodes), Master of Music degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music (Ettore Causa), and attended the The Guildhall School of Music (London, Alexander Zemtsov). Mr. LaCrosse is a tenured member of The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, served as Principal Violist of the National Symphony of Panama, ad was a Visiting Professor of Viola at The University of Panama.  He is a a substitute violist for various orchestras in the Washington metropolitan area and has performed in many of the world’s prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Ravinia Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Meyerson Symphony Hall (Dallas) Copley Symphony Hall (San Diego) Barbican Center and Aldeburgh Festival in  England, Lucerne Concert Hall (Switzerland) Gasteig Cultural Center and Konzerthaus Berlin in Germany, Auditorium Parco della Musicain Italy, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.  He has toured across Venezuela, Colombia, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina as a former member of The Youth Orchestra of the Americas.  In addition to his orchestral career, he has performed chamber music at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and Gewandhaus Leipzig (Germany). Teaching violin and viola, Mr. LaCrosse has prepared students for auditions for the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program and American Youth Philharmonic, both of which he is an alumnus. 

 

Sophie Genevieve

American violinist, Sophie Genevieve, holds a Master of Arts in Historical Performance-Baroque Violin from the Royal Academy of Music (London) and a Master of Music in Modern Violin from London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London). Additionally, she has studied at the Starling-Delay Symposium at the Juilliard School of Music in NYC and l’Académie du Domaine Forget in Québec. She has soloed in various concerts, including a performance at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelle (Brussels, Belgium), a four-violin concerto solo with Laurence Cummings at the Duke’s Hall (London), and a concerto on a Landolfi violin on loan from the National Music Museum (USA). Sophie has appeared on a variety concert stages, including the Royal Festival Hall (London), Wigmore Hall (London), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), Holland Performing Arts Center (Omaha), le Salle Françoys-Bernier (Québec), and the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.).  In London, she was part of the celebrated Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, which is highly reviewed by the London Times, and was a founding member of the Keats String Quartet, which frequently performed at Cambridge University and with Cambridge college choirs, and Risonanti. She appeared live on the radio internationally, including on the BBC (UK) and on KVNO (Omaha). 

Ryan Lowe

British Cellist, Ryan Lowe, came to the US after graduating with honors from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London with a specialization in cello performance, conducting, and music theory. His has performed in concert venues such as the 02 Arena in London, and recorded with EMI and EMI Asia. In 2012, Ryan performed for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in a performance that would later feature on ITV television in the UK. Mr. Lowe has also performed at Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore hall, Cadogan hall, St. John Smith’s Square, the Duke’s hall, Royal Festival hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony hall and abroad in the St. David’s Hall (Wales), the Hangzhou Grand Theater (China), St. Mary’s Basilica (Poland). He was a member of the cello sections of both the Orion Orchestra and the London Arte Chamber Orchestra. He is the youngest recipient of the St. Julian’s award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and has coached several ensembles including the Royal Academy of Music Historical Performance Orchestra, the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, and the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra in China. He also mentored students with the UK’s Music for Youth Festival for over seven years. His musical heritage includes Leonid Gorokhov, Boris Andrianov, Paul Watkins, Matthew Barley, Steven Isserlis, Raphael Wallfisch, Christoph Richter, David Cohen, and Mario Brunello.