“Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.”- Jewel
2017 was a remarkable year for The Primavera Fund, full of beautiful performances, impressive accomplishments, and new opportunities for our Artists. Samir Robinson traveled to Iceland to perform and to Los Angeles as part of the Onyx Violins duo. Akili Farrow auditioned for the Royal Conservatory and Royal College of Music in London for college, and at only eight years old, Spencer Chambers became the youngest member of the International Bass Society. He met and performed for his idol, Philadelphian Christian McBride, and was pictured on the cover of Bass World Magazine.
Our 2017 graduates went on to attend Ithaca College, Temple University, and Mannes School of Music in New York City.
Every Primavera Artist experienced immersive summer music programs idyllic settings around the country. Meeting and performing with world-renowned performers from all over the world, doors have opened to them that they never even dreamed of.
Akili Farrow, one of our first Primavera Artists, is our first Artist to be accepted into an International Collegiate program, having gained acceptance to the Royal College of Music in London for the 2018-19 academic year!
Maxwell Chambers and Samir Robinson have been offered full tuition scholarships to attend a music festival in Vancouver, Canada, in the summer of 2018.
Samir Robinson can be seen with his partner Sean Bennett in a commercial for Banana Republic.