A Far Cry would like to congratulate Abe McWilliams, one of three winners of this season's Young Artist Competition. Abe will join A Far Cry in performances of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir De Florence later this month. Buy tickets to see Abe with A Far Cry in Jordan Hall!
Abe McWilliams, violinist, is a high-school senior and native of Durham, New Hampshire. He is a student of Magdalena Richter at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where he is a member of a string quartet coached by Roger Tapping and of the Youth Philharmonic. During the summer of 2009 he participated Yellow Barn Music Festival’s Young Artist Program, where he worked with members of the Peabody Trio and the Cavani String Quartet, Bonnie Hampton, and Donald and Vivian Weilerstein. He has also studied at the Orford Arts Center in Canada with Michael Frischenschlager of the Universität fur Musik in Vienna, Masuko Ushioda of New England Conservatory, and Jean-Pierre Wallez of the Conservatoire de Musique de Génève. Abe was a prizewinner in the NH Philarmonic Competition, the UNH Symphony Competition, the Rhode Philharmonic Competition, and the International Chamber Music Foundation of New England Competition.