A recipient of the Herbert Zipper Scholarship at the Colburn School, Phoebe studies cello with Dr. Richard Naill, conducting with Maxim Eshkenazy, and music theory with Kathy Sawada. She also plays in a chamber group coached by Rina Dokshitsky and Maia Jasper White, the Colburn Chamber Orchestra directed by Maxim Eshkenazy, and sings in the Colburn Concert Choir directed by Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud. This past November, Phoebe won Colburn's pre-college Concerto Competition.
Through Sounds Promising, Phoebe performs alongside Salastina musicians prior to the May 5 concert, and will premiere a cello sonata written especially for her by Tiffany Shi on June 9.
Phoebe will attend the Eastman School of Music on scholarship this Fall.
D’aci, 17, is principal violist of the Colburn Youth Orchestra. She studies Chamber Music at the Colburn School and through Junior Chamber Music. She toured Europe on a merit scholarship with the Colburn Youth Orchestra and has performed with orchestras at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, and the Bing Theater at LACMA. D'aci has attended Bowdoin International Music Festival, where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine. She has performed in masterclasses with the Jupiter Quartet, Geraldine Walther, Robert deMaine and Andrew Bulbrook. She is a musician for the Los Angeles branch of Music for Food. She studies with Helen Callus in Chicago.
Through Sounds Promising, D'aci performs alongside Salastina musicians prior to the March 31 concert, and premieres a viola sonata written for her by Katherine Beggs on June 9.
D'aci will attend Oberlin on scholarship this Fall.