Amaryn Olmeda, violin

Hometown: Loomis, CA

Meet Amaryn

Amaryn appeared on Show 404, airing the week of October 18.

Amaryn Olmeda (violin), 13, lives in Loomis, California. She is a Pre-College student and a Starling Foundation Scholarship recipient at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying violin with Ian Swensen.  She studies applied music theory with Hiro David in New York.

Her recent honors include First Prize, and Audience Choice Award, at the 24th Annual Sphinx Competition, Juniors Division. In 2020, Amaryn was featured as the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s Debut Artist at their New Year’s Concert Series in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Berkley, CA, which earned her a nomination for the San Francisco Classical Voice’s 2019-2020 Audience Choice Awards. She has also been the featured soloist with the Auburn Symphony at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Music in the Mountains Orchestra, Merced Symphony, Solano Symphony, and with the Sacramento Youth Symphony Premier Orchestra on their 2018 European Performance Tour.

Amaryn has been the first prize winner in the Auburn Symphony Young Artists, Music in the Mountains, Classical Music Masters, Pacific Musical Society, Sacramento Youth Symphony Academic Orchestra Concerto, the 2017 Sacramento Section and the 2018 California State Solo Competition of the American String Teachers Association, Merced Symphony, Diablo Valley and Holy Names College, Solano Symphony, the Bach Award at the United States International Music Competition, and the McAllister Honors Recital at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles.

In addition to being a soloist with orchestras, Amaryn loves playing chamber music, composing, attending art classes, collecting American Girl Dolls, and gardening on her family’s hobby farm in Northern California.

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