Violinist Melissa White Joins College at Buffalo School

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The American violinist is founding father of the GRAMMY Award-winning Harlem Quartet and first prize winner of Detroit’s Sphinx Competitors

 

One among six new college members of the music division at New York’s College at Buffalo (UB), American violinist Melissa White has assumed her function as professor of music specializing in violin efficiency.

A primary-prize laureate within the Sphinx Competitors, White has carried out with main U.S. ensembles together with the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Pops, Louisville Orchestra, and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Colorado, Detroit, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras. 

She has additionally appeared solo with Poland’s Fillharmonia Dolnoslaska, the Czech Nationwide Philharmonic, and carried out recitals in Azerbaijian and Poland. Moreover, she has carried out with pop artists Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, and Lauryn Hill, and has been featured solo within the soundtrack to Jordan Peele’s 2019 movie Us

“Thus far, I believe it’s a tremendous group — each right here on the college’s campus in addition to the Buffalo group at giant,” she stated about her new function. “My colleagues within the Division of Music have welcomed me warmly with open arms. 

“I’d say the most effective factor about being on college right here at UB is that it appears like individuals genuinely take pleasure in being right here — college, college students and workers alike — and when somebody enjoys being the place they’re, it gives an inspiring atmosphere during which to create,” she added. “My college students are phenomenal. We’re attending to know one another by way of our classes and training, which has been an absolute pleasure. They’re all hungry to study, to work onerous, and to develop as artists and people. It’s really a particular place to be and I’m excited to develop right here!”

As a part of the New York-based Harlem Quartet since 2006, White has labored with Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavakian, Paul Katz, and Anthony McGill, plus has appeared at Carnegie Corridor, the White Home, and the Kennedy Middle. The string quartet was named quartet-in-residence at Montclair State College in Fall 2021 and has been the visiting quartet-in-residence at London’s Royal Faculty of Music since 2016.

White is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory, the place her mentors included Jaime Laredo, Ida Kavafian, Donald Weilerstein, and Miriam Fried. White at the moment serves as music artist college at New York College’s Steinhardt Faculty of Tradition, Training, and Human Improvement. 

Represented worldwide by New York’s Sciolino Artist Administration, she performs a c.1780 Ferdinando Gagliano violin made potential by Strumenti

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