Home town: Winston-Salem, NC
Emilia Sharpe is an American violinist pursuing a master's degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with Kevork Mardirossian. As a teenager, she began her studies at the UNC School of the Arts High School program with concentration in violin performance under teachers Ida Bieler and Janet Orenstein. She then moved to Germany to continue her studies with Bieler at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, where she completed her bachelor's degree. A well rounded musician, she has accrued considerable orchestral, solo, and chamber-music experience, and she recently held an apprenticeship position with the Bochumer Symphoniker and has acted in leadership positions in major music festivals such as Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Moritzburg Academy, and Carnegie Hall's NYOUSA. In the past few years, Emilia appeared as a finalist at the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition and was chosen to participate in a masterclass with Miriam Fried at the Saline Royale Academy.