Phoenix Avalon, 20, is a first-year master’s student at the Juilliard School where he is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship, studying with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. Previously, he was a scholarship student at the Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Program with Jaime Laredo and Jan Sloman. Phoenix has studied chamber music with members of the Cavani String Quartet, the Juilliard String Quartet, and the Cleveland Quartet, and has attended the Meadowmount School of Music, the Perlman Music Program, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. Phoenix has performed across the United States and Europe and has enjoyed solo engagements with the Jena Philharmonic, the Cleveland POPS Orchestra, the Boulder Symphony, the Arapahoe Philharmonic, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and Performance Santa Fe Orchestras. He has been featured on USA national radio programs Performance Today and From the Top, as well as giving a solo presentation for TedXABQ. Phoenix has won numerous competitions, most recently receiving First Prize at the Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Third Prize at the Johansen International Competition and Silver Medal at The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association as a member of the Razumovsky Quartet. He is honoured to also be a recipient of a 2019 EMCY Prize and the Davis New Mexico Arts Excellence Scholarship. As a dedicated chamber musician, Phoenix is a founding member of the NYC-based Isidore String Quartet. Actively dedicated to community service, Phoenix has played for numerous fundraisers and outreach programs, and has developed and toured an interactive presentation of classical music history for school children as part of ‘From the Top’s Leadership Training’. Phoenix is grateful to be playing on a violin by J.B. Vuillaume, Paris, c.1850, generously loaned by a patron through the Tarisio Trust.
2023: Festival Artist