Peirce Ellis, viola
Pierce performed on Show 391 from Turtle Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 25, 2020.
Peirce Ellis (viola), 17, hails from Broomall, Pennsylvania and is in his senior year at Marple Academy Homeschool. He attends the Juilliard Pre-College Program where he studies with Toby Appel and Joohyun Kim. Pierce has participated in the Youth Chamber Orchestra in Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. He has performed nationally with the Perfect Fourth Quartet through the Sphinx Organization. After training with Project 440, he co-designed a classical music presentation and presented it to Philadelphia elementary school students. Peirce has attended numerous summer music programs, including Meadowmount and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. One of his most memorable musical experiences was playing at the White House for Michelle Obama. Outside of music, Peirce enjoys basketball and working for social justice.
Listen to Peirce
Suite for Viola and Piano (1919), Mvmt 4 By Ernest Bloch, with pianist Peter Dugan
“Tuna” by Braden Ellis, with violinist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan