Yvette Kraft, violin

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Meet Yvette

Yvette performs on Show 407.

Yvette Kraft (violin), 18,  hails from Spokane, Washington and is currently studying at San Francisco Conservatory of Music on full scholarship. Winner of the 2021 King FM Young Artist Award, Yvette is establishing a solid reputation both nationally and internationally. After distinguishing herself at the International Louis Spohr Competition in Germany she went on to win second prize at the 2020 Grumiaux International Violin Competition in Belgium. She was an MTNA National Finalist, received the coveted Festival Medal at the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, and has won several local competitions including the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She made her solo debut with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at age eleven and has gone on to perform with the Seattle Symphony, the Washington/Idaho Symphony, Interlochen Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra. Yvette began violin with Mateusz Wolski in Spokane, WA and is currently a student of Simon James. She has performed in master classes with Augustin Hadelich, Vadim Gluzman, Stefan Jackiw, Ilya Kaler, Shlomo Mintz, Josef Špaček and Noah Bendix-Balgley, to name a few. She collaborates with the Music to Save Humanity Mentorship and Outreach Program to bring music and mentorship to the underprivileged.

Listen to Yvette

Show 407
La Capricieuse, Op. 17 by Edward Elgar with pianist Amy Chu