ALISON SHIVELY

ALISON SHIVELY

“I like performing for kids because they are always very enthusiastic about hearing new music. I love to spread my love of music to kids, and it is important that the music community continues to grow. Plus they’re so adorable!

I try to stay healthy by eating nutritious foods, sleeping well, and exercising regularly. Making sure I stay healthy gives me more energy and I am ready for each day!”

Alison is 16 years old and began violin studies at the age of 4. She studies with Professor Kyung Yu at the Yale School of Music. Her previous teachers were Salley Koo and Sarah Smale. She plays in the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras. She won their annual concerto competition and performed the Sibelius concerto with the Principal Orchestra in May, 2017. In the summer of 2019, she will be Concertmaster on GBYO’s tour to Scotland and Iceland. She won the 2018 Danbury Symphony Concerto Competition and performed as the soloist. She won the Norwalk Symphony Young Musician’s Festival senior award and was a finalist at the Norwalk Symphony concerto competition. Alison is an avid chamber musician and plays in a string quartet, as well as Vivace, a choreographed string group in Westport that concentrates on non-classical repertoire. Alison participated in master classes and workshops with renowned musicians such as Ben Beilman, David Lisker, Luosha Fang, Eunice Kim, Ann Setzer, Sybarite 5, The Horszowski Piano Trio, Time for Three, and the Harlem, Amphion, Enso, Borromeo, Ying and Miro string quartets. She has spent several summers at the idyllic Kinhaven Music School in Vermont where chamber music is the focus. This past year, Alison began volunteering at the Yale New Haven Hospital. She hopes to study medicine and become a surgeon. She is a rising Junior at Trumbull High School.

Juna Bobby