Aubree Oliverson, 2017 Concerto Competition Winner

Aubree Oliverson, violin

Aubree Oliverson, a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and YoungArts National Finalist, is a multi-faceted performer and communicator. Winner of the American Protégé International Strings competition, Aubree made her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age eleven, made her Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall at age twelve, and at thirteen performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in a return engagement with the Utah Symphony. Aubree has been featured on NPR’s From The Top four times, was a finalist in the Stulberg International Strings Competition, and has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has soloed with a wide variety of music ensembles including the Utah Chamber Artists, Salt Lake Pops Orchestra, San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, Topanga Canyon Symphony, Pasadena Orchestra, Culver City Symphony Orchestra, and the Millennial Choir & Orchestra, and was recently featured at the Innsbrook Academy & Festival in Missouri. Upcoming engagements include a return engagement with the Topanga Canyon Symphony, debut performances with the American Youth Symphony, Colburn Orchestra, Burbank Philharmonic, and the San Bernardino Symphony, and a return engagement with the San Fernando Valley Symphony.

Passionate about reaching a wider audience, Aubree has traveled to over 100 schools throughout the Western United States, motivating and inspiring thousands of children to work hard and participate in music. Aubree was the concertmaster of the Gifted Music School Orchestra of Salt Lake City for two years, and recently graduated from the Colburn Academy in Los Angeles where she led the Academy Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for two years as concertmaster.  Also a national award winning composer, Aubree was recognized twice by the New York Arts Ensemble as a “composer of great promise,” and has co-composed and recorded acclaimed CD albums. Aubree is an active chamber musician, performing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Curtis Institute faculty member Joseph Silverstein in 2013, and collaborating with violinist Stefan Jackiw and distinguished Aspen Music Festival and School faculty during her first year at Aspen. She also participated in the Finckel/Wu Han Chamber Studio in Aspen for two years in a row, and has performed at the Music Masters Course Japan chamber music seminar in Yokohama. Most recently, she collaborated with violinist Robert McDuffie on his recital at the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Harris Hall.

Aubree is a former student of Debbie Moench, Eugene Watanabe, and Danielle Belen, and currently studies with Robert Lipsett, Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. She plays on a 1743 Sanctus Seraphin violin thanks to the generous loan of Dr. James Stewart.