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Wendy Case

Known for her burnished, resonant sound and wide-ranging color palette, violinist Wendy Case offers audiences shared experiences of another realm—a more vivid and layered way of being in the world. Her performance credits include Carnegie Hall, the Goethe Institute of Calcutta, the Vietnam National Academy of Music, and the Kimmel Center of Philadelphia. Case’s programs…

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Paul Halberstadt

Paul Halberstadt is quickly establishing a versatile identity as an orchestral violinist, cross-genre arranger, folk fiddler and an educator. He currently holds the position as the Associate Concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony in Birmingham. Prior to this, he was acting Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. He has frequently served as concertmaster of the Tanglewood…

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Jackie Tso, violin: week 2

Violinist Jackie Tso has been heard as a soloist with orchestras around the world such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra, and the Beijing Broadcasting Orchestra. Ms. Tso has also played in many of the world’s most prestigious competitions including the Premio Paganini, Yehudi Menuhin, Shanghai Isaac Stern, Zhuhai Mozart, and…

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Sarah Page

Sarah Page is an American violinist performing with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in Tennessee. She earned an M.M from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a B.M from University of Indianapolis. Throughout the years, she served as concertmaster of the New World Youth Orchestra, University of Indianapolis Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Carmel Symphony,…

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Jay Christy

Jay Christy is the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and has been a member of the Orchestra since 1992. He also served as Acting Associate Principal Second Violin from 2014-2017, and 2019-present. An active violin teacher and coach in the metropolitan Atlanta area, Mr. Christy is an Artist Affiliate at…

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Annabelle Gardiner – SISP Director

SISP Faculty – Violin Annabelle Gardiner is an Associate Professor of Music at Southeastern University, where she teaches violin, string techniques, chamber music, chamber orchestra, and music theory. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Gardiner received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Music Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.…

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Song Xie

Song Xie is a Professor of Music in violin/viola, chamber music, Director of Artist Diploma in violin performance, and music director/conductor of the Belhaven String Chamber ensembles and Symphony Orchestra at Belhaven University. Song is a long-time soloist, chamber musician, symphony orchestra leader. His solo competition awards include the Chinese National Violin Competition, LSU Young Artist Concerto Competition,…

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Mary Irwin

Violinist Mary C. Irwin has a long family heritage of amateur pianists and violinists, starting piano lessons with her aunt at age 4.  She is the first of her family to have a career as a professional violinist, which began when she was invited to play in her local symphony at age 15.  Ms. Irwin…

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