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

Rodolfo Leone, Piano
Twenty-seven-year-old Italian born pianist Rodolfo Leone is the First Prize Winner of the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna (2017). Described as “a true sound philosopher” (Oberösterreichische Nachrichten), Rodolfo released his debut album on Gramola Records Vienna in May 2018. His playing has been described as having “impeccable style” and “absolute technical control.” (Il Nuovo AmicoRead his full bio.


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Rodolfo in the News

Colburn in Focus
Review: Pianist Magazine
Review: Die Presse

Purchase his Debut CD

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Andante in F Major (Gramola)


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


Viano String Quartet
Praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound, and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), the Viano String Quartet is a superior emerging quartet. The quartet won Third Prize at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition along with the Sidney Griller award for best performance of the compulsory work, “The Four Quarters” by Thomas Adès, and the Haydn Prize for the best performance of a Haydn string quartet. Read their full bio.


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Viano in the News

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

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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.


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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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Colburn Artists Alumni

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) | Opus 3 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.