My name is Sofiya Solomyanskaya. I am currently 14 years and attending 9th grade at George Washington High School. I started to play the violin when I was 5 years old. Around the same time, I was accepted to the preparatory division at Belorussian Republican Music College in Minsk, where I was originally born. When I was 11 years old my family moved to the United States. At Greenberg Middle School I joined my school orchestra and was recommended by a music teacher to go to Community Music Scholar Program at Temple University. After a few months in the program, I was invited to join Temple University Center for Gifted Young Musicians Chamber Players Orchestra, directed by Davyd Booth. I also participated in the Middle School All-City orchestra.
In September of 2016, I was accepted at the Center for Gifted Young Musicians and started to take private lessons from my current violin teacher, Mr. Charles Parker.
On April 30, 2017, I auditioned for the Primavera Fund and was selected to join the fund as a Primavera Artist, for which I was immensely glad. In March of 2017, I participated in PlayIN with Itzhak Perlman at the Kimmel Center. In the summer of 2017, thanks to the financial support of the Primavera Fund, I spent two unforgettable weeks in Kinhaven Music School in Vermont.
In the 2017-18 season I was appointed a concertmaster of the Chamber Players Orchestra directed by Davyd Booth. During that season, I played at the Primavera Fund's Sterling Masterclass Series with Rachel Barton Pine and performed with other Primavera Artists at The Clef Club under the leadership of Adam Vidiksis.
This year I was accepted to the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) conducted by Rosalind Erwin and the Youth Chamber Orchestra (YCO) conducted by Aaron Picht.
Music has been always a very important part of my life, so I am willing to work hard and learn as much as possible to become a professional musician in the future.