Dillon Scott, viola

Hometown: Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania

Meet Dillon

Dillon performs on Show 409.

Dillon Scott (viola), 18, from Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, is a senior at North Penn High School and a viola student of Adriana Linares. He has participated in numerous competitions, and was awarded third place at the 24th Annual Sphinx Competition and first place at the Nelly Berman Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow. Dillon is currently the principal violist of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and in 2020, he was selected on behalf of the orchestra to perform solo works for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. He has performed as a soloist at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall and also was a guest performer at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. This year, Dillon was the first violist ever to be invited by Young Artists Inc. to give a series of recitals in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He has played in masterclasses for Roberto Díaz, Steven Tenenbom, and Edward Gazouleas. He has also had the privilege to attend several summer music programs, including the Perlman Music Program and the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Curtis Institute. When he is not concentrating on music, Dillon enjoys reading about history, watching documentaries, learning about astronomy, and building metal models.

Dillon will attend Curtis Institute next year and will study with Roberto Diaz and Edward Gazouleas.

Listen to Dillon

Show 409
Sonata in E-Flat, Op. 120, No. 2, Mvmt 2 by Johannes Brahms