Colburn Artists

Violinists Simone Porter and Blake Pouliot performing on stage with orchestra
Colburn Artists is a unique in-house professional management program for Colburn students on the cusp of professional careers. Created in order to provide guidance and support during the critical transition from studying to touring, the Colburn Artists program is designed to prepare students to work with industry leaders and artist managers. In a supportive atmosphere linked closely with their individual performance studies, they receive personalized career advice and training, including guidance on building relationships with presenters, orchestras, and professional musicians; developing repertoire; interview preparation; and creating a professional image and online presence.

 

Meet the Artists

Aubree Oliverson, Violin
Twenty-year-old violinist Aubree Oliverson is a charismatic performer and communicator who loves sharing the joys of music with people of all ages. The Miami New Times has raved about her “endearing and powerful performance, brimming with confidence and joy.” Since her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age 11, Aubree has committed herself to the life of a performing artist. This commitment has garnered several accolades already at a young age, including her Carnegie Hall Weill Hall recital debut at age 12 as winner of the American Protégé International Strings Competition, several featured performances on NPR’s hit radio show From The Top, a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation Award, and winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on a high school student. Read her full bio.

 

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Aubree in the News

Review: Topanga Messenger
Review: Miami New Times
Preview: Teton Valley News
 

Dvořák Violin Concerto, Colburn Orchestra

 

Ross Jamie Collins, Conductor
Ross Jamie Collins is a young Finnish-British conductor recently selected to join the inaugural class of Salonen Fellows in the Negaunee Conducting Program at the Colburn School. Previously a student of Jorma Panula at the Panula Academy in Finland, Ross begins his studies with Esa-Pekka Salonen at Colburn in the fall of 2019. In 2018 he was awarded Third Prize in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition, and in 2019 he makes his debuts with the South Denmark Philharmonic and the Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra. Read his full bio.

 

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Vijay Venkatesh sitting at a pianoVijay Venkatesh, Piano
Hailed by the Herald-Tribune for his “dazzling pianism verging on the impossible, effortless technical command and authority with a sense of poetry and refinement that belies his years,” Indian-American pianist Vijay Venkatesh has been recognized on three continents as a pianist with profound musicianship, sparkling pianism and an innate sense of partnership. Vijay has rapidly established a major international reputation as top prizewinner in the San Jose, Seattle, Zimmerli, World Piano, and Waring International Piano Competitions. He has also been named a Davidson Fellow Laureate at the Library of Congress, USC Thornton’s Discovery Scholar, Grand Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Awards and featured on NPR’s “From the Top,” with host Christopher O’Riley. Read his full bio.

 

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Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60 in F-sharp Major

 

Colburn Artists Alumni

Viano String Quartet (2018–2021) | Opus 3 Artists
Faktura Piano Trio (2017–2019)
Rodolfo Leone, Piano (2017–2019) | MKI Artists
Blake Pouliot, Violin (2015–2018) | Opus 3 Artists
Ray Ushikubo, Piano/Violin (2012–2018)
William Hagen, Violin (2014–2017) | MKI Artists
Simone Porter, Violin (2012–2015) | Opus 3 Artists
Calidore String Quartet (2012–2014) | IMG Artists
Sang Yoon Kim, Clarinet (2012–2014)
Nigel Armstrong, Violin (2012–2013)

Buy the Calidore String Quartet’s debut album produced by the Colburn School

 

Want to Learn More?

Students

To find out how to be a part of the Colburn Artists program, speak with your applied faculty.

External Parties

For further information about the Colburn Artists program and to inquire about artist availability, please contact Nick Gianopoulos at ngianopoulos@colburnschool.edu.