Aleksandr Borodin: Prince Igor Overture
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. Ellen Hayashi, Violin Soloist
Vasily Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1
Rotem Weinberg, Music Director
Ellen Hayashi, Violin Soloist
Ellen (18) is a freshman merit-scholarship student at the University of Michigan. Currently, she is a Violin Performance Major in the studio of Professor Danielle Belen, as well as perusing a minor in Physics. Previously, she was an Honor roll student at Cottonwood High School and a Dorothy and Richard Starling Foundation Scholar in the studio of Eugene Watanabe and The Gifted Music School. Ellen made her orchestral debut at age 10 with the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she has performed with a number of orchestras in Utah, including twice previously with the Utah Symphony. Ellen is a two-time finalist at the Coeur D’Alene National Young Artists Competition, a finalist at the Blount-Slawson Young Artist Competition, and a multiple top prize winner in the ENKOR International Music Violin Competition. Ellen also is the 2021 Utah Best of State Youth Individual Instrumentalist and a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Winner. As a member of The BEAR Quartet, Ellen was a gold medalist in the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Competition, the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians’ Competition, the ENKOR International Music Competition, and the St. Paul String Quartet Competition, and was featured on NPR’s From The Top (Show 367). Besides violin, Ellen likes hiking, being with friends, watching horror movies, and hanging out with her dog Treble.