Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high powered soloist” by the New York Times. Lara began playing the violin when she was two years old. She made her first appearance as soloist with orchestra at age four, and her European debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon when she was 10. She toured Spain, France, Portugal, and Hungary at ages 12 and 13, entered the Curtis Institute at 13, and spent her first summer at Marlboro three years later. Her teachers have included Felix Galimir, David Takeno, and Joey Corpus. She has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Seattle, Brooklyn, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, the Boston Pops, and many more in North America. Her debut CD, Bach Works for Solo Violin, has sold over 50,000 copies and received resounding acclaim.
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Photo: Paul Clancy.