Colburn Artists

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.


Connect with Aubree


Aubree in the News

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

Dvořák Violin Concerto, Colburn Orchestra


Viano String Quartet
Praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound, and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), the Viano String Quartet has received top prizes at several national and international competitions. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where they are Ensemble in Residence through the 2020–21 season, the quartet has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, SOKA Performing Arts Center, and the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts. Read their full bio.


Connect with the Viano String Quartet


Viano in the News

Viano String Quartet wins joint first prize at the Banff International Quartet Competition
Review: American Record Guide

Beethoven String Quartet No. 16, Op. 13


Faktura Piano Trio
The Faktura Piano Trio was formed at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in 2015. Since their initial collaboration, pianist HyeJin Kim, violinist Fabiola Kim, and cellist Ben Solomonow have formed a strong musical bond based on a common dedication to performing works ranging from the standard repertoire to contemporary works, both for their solo instruments and as a piano trio. The Faktura Piano Trio enjoys performing in a variety of settings, from intimate house concerts and educational performances in the community to formal concert halls. Read their full bio.
Schumann Piano Trio No. 1

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3

Movement 4

Angus Webster, Conductor
In association with IMG Artists UK

Praised by orchestras for his inspiring musicianship, British conductor and pianist Angus Webster is one of the most promising young musicians of his generation. In 2018, Angus was awarded both joint top prize and the orchestra prize at the Jorma Panula international conducting competition in Finland. He has recently been selected to become one of the first Salonen Fellows in the Negaunee Conducting Program at the Colburn. Angus is also a passionate chamber musician and enjoys collaborating as a pianist with many outstanding young musicians from around the world. Read his full bio.


Connect with Angus


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.


Connect with Ross



Colburn Artists Alumni

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?


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 Laura Liepins, Director of Artistic Administration and Career Development at or 213-621-4537.