Dexter Doris, violin

Hometown: Hartsdale, New York

Meet Dexter

Dexter performs on Show 430.

Dexter Doris (Violin), 18, hails from Hartsdale, New York. He studies violin with Dr. Ann Setzer through Juilliard Pre-College program. Dexter has enjoyed performing and exploring the art of music since the age of four. He has competed in numerous competitions in New York and throughout the United States. In 2017, Dexter became the New York State Junior String Winner of the NYSMTA Competition, and within the same year, he won the Louisiana Philharmonic Competition which led to his first orchestral debut playing Henri Vieuxtemps’s fourth violin concerto. During his first year at Juilliard Pre-College, Dexter won the Sound Symphony Competition in Long Island where he made his second orchestral debut playing Camille Saint-Saens’s third violin concerto. Later, he would go on to serve as associate principal and concertmaster of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra. Dexter was named a 2022 YoungArts winner and has also enjoyed performing in many masterclasses with esteemed artists such as Midori Goto, Ida Kavafian, and Lara St. John. He is the proud owner of a fine violin made by Stefan-Peter Greiner. Giving back is one of Dexter’s core beliefs, and he does so by giving performances as a part of the Back to BACH Project and the Show Me Your Heart Foundation. Outside of his musical pursuits, Dexter enjoys learning about ancient history and mythology.

Listen to Dexter

Show 430
Pastorale, Menuet triste et Nocturne for Violin and Piano, Four Hands, III. Nocturne, George Enescu (1881-1955) arr. Adrian Tomescu