The Brian Lewis Young Artist Program, in a partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is currently in residence at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Music.
In its 12th summer, BLYAP is a national program offering a two-week intensive coaching and instruction camp for young violinists from across the country. Founded by violin virtuoso and pedagogue Brian Lewis, the aim of the program is to share the joy of music instruction and performance with the next generations of musicians and to grow the legacies of violin teachers Dorothy DeLay and Shinichi Suzuki, who have impacted violinists throughout the world. The young artists have been able to work with artist faculty selected by Brian Lewis, including UAF violin Professor Bryan Emmon Hall.
This summer’s students includes 10 soloists between the ages of 11-17 from across the United States. The program also features three public performances on the UAF campus, the first of which were Monday and Tuesday. On Friday, a final concert will showcase each violinist performing a movement of a major concerto, backed by the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Eduard Zilberkant. The works featured are by composers Conus, Dvorak, Paganini, Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Wieniawski.
The performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, and the performance start promptly at 7 p.m. in Davis Concert Hall.