Sophia Stoyanovich, Violin

Hailed as "...a spectacular young violinist" by the Seattle Times music critic Bernard Jacobson, fourteen year old violinist, Sophia Stoyanovich, has appeared as soloist with a number of orchestras. Her premiere at the age of ten with the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, was shortly followed by an appearance with the Butte Symphony Orchestra. This season, she will appear with the Thalia Symphony in Town Hall (Seattle, WA), Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and this past March made her debut at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on Mendelssohn?s ?Violin Concerto in e minor.

Miss Stoyanovich presented her first professional solo recital for the Collected Works Concert Series at age twelve; she is a regular soloist with the Saint Cecilia Festival Recital Series. She is the winner of the Seattle Symphony Young Artists Auditions (2010-11), selected by Maestro Schwarz.

She was awarded scholarships to the Interlochen Arts Academy (2007), Indiana University String Academy (2008) and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (2010 and 2011). Miss Stoyanovich performs as Associate Concertmaster with the Seattle Symphony Youth Orchestra, she was a winner of the Bremerton Symphony Youth Showcase (2006 and 2008) and has served in various leadership roles including concertmaster of the Seattle Youth Junior Orchestra and the Greater Kitsap Honors Orchestra.

She began violin studies at age six and is a student of Ron Patterson, past concertmaster of the Monaco Symphony and student of Jascha Heifetz. Miss Stoyanovich lives with her family on Bainbridge Island, where she attends Bainbridge High School as a sophomore this year.