Jane Mockus

A native of the Chicago area, Jane currently lives and performs in West Michigan and the Ann Arbor area. Jane began her orchestral studies with the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, IL, before moving to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan. She currently plays violin and viola in the university’s top orchestra, […]

Robbie Herbst

Robbie Herbst is a Chicago-based violinist and writer. He began his studies at the age of five in New Orleans, and he holds degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Colorado at Boulder. His principal teachers include Claude Sim, Sally O’Reilly, and Charles Wetherbee. Robbie has spent summers at the Bowdoin, Aspen, and Mendocino […]

Jesus Linarez

Violinist Jesus Linarez began his musical studies in Venezuela, at the Music Conservatory “Vicente Emilio Sojo.” Linarez worked with Maestro Jose Francisco del Castillo for 7 years at the “Academia Latinoamericana de Violin” and was a member of the Venezuelan orchestra organization, “El Sistema”, serving as a principal with the 2017 National Youth Orchestra of […]

Maya Shiraishi

Maya Shiraishi

A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Maya Shiraishi began violin studies at age four. After completing high school and undergraduate studies at Tokyo College of Music, she moved to Chicago to attend Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. While studying at Roosevelt, Maya performed with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the nation’s premier training program for […]

Hannah Christiansen

Hannah Christiansen, violin

Regarded as an “inventive conversationalist” (Chicago Classical Review) on her instrument, violinist Hannah Christiansen has performed with groups including Ensemble Dal Niente, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra (Belfast, NI) and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Hannah is currently a member of the Varo String Quartet and in recent seasons has been an Affiliate Artist […]

Oxana Sourine

Oxana Sourine

Oxana Sourine started playing violin at age 5. She studied with Turchaninova, Beshkina, and Belenky. After graduating from the Moscow State Conservatory, she was invited to play with Orchestra de Baja California, Mexico. That was the beginning of her musical adventure overseas. With the orchestra, as well as smaller music ensembles, she performed throughout Mexico. […]

Jennifer Kotchenruther

Jennifer Kotchenruther

Bio coming soon. Sponsored by Robert and Charlotte Chessman

Adam Liebert

Adam Liebert

Bio coming soon. Sponsored by Dr Alan Steinman

Jacie Robinson

Jacie Robinson

Since the age of four, Jacie Robinson has enjoyed studying the violin. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where she studied under Charles Avsharian and Dmitri Berlinsky. Jacie has attended the Meadowmount School of Music in New York, and in 2005 had the opportunity to tour and perform with Dmitri Berlinsky as […]

Gene Hahn

Gene Hahn

A native New Yorker, violinist Gene Hahn made his debut at Carnegie hall where he was invited to perform as a guest soloist at the age of 13. He then continued to perform regularly at Carnegie as a member of the New York Youth Symphony. During this time he also performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto […]

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