KIRSTEN YON has been named concertmaster of the Shreveport Symphony in Louisiana. Yon is currently associate professor of violin and chair of the string division at the University of Houston Moores School of Music, and served on the faculty of Texas Tech University for eight years. Her solo career includes recitals and masterclasses throughout the U.S. and internationally. Previously on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Yon has also taught at the International Music Academy Pilsen (Czech Republic) and the Nathan Schwartzman String Festival (Uberlândia, Brazil). Yon has held concertmaster chairs with the Bayou City Chamber Orchestra, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Caprock Pro Musica Sinfonietta, Ballet Lubbock, and the Cypress Symphony, as well as performing with River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Aperio, the baroque ensemble Ars Lyrica, and the contemporary-music ensemble Musiqa. As a chamber musician, Yon founded the Champlain Piano Trio, Archiano Ensemble, Karlin Trio, and Botticelli String Quartet. Yon is founder and artistic director of Encuentro de Cuerdas, an annual pedagogical program in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She spends summers teaching and performing at music festivals in the U.S., Mexico, England, and Czech Republic.
Posted September 13, 2019