Nathan Meltzer will return for his fifth appear with the Adelphi Orchestra to celebrate our 70th Anniversary.
Major prize winner at the 2022 Sibelius and Singapore International Violin Competitions, youngest ever to win the Windsor Festival Competition, and recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, violinist Nathan Meltzer is establishing a holistic and multi-faceted career as a soloist and chamber musician, with passions for both standard and contemporary repertoire.
Nathan has performed as a soloist with numerous major orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Finnish RSO, the Helsinki Philharmonic, and the Aalborg, Berlin, Charlotte, Concepción, Evansville, Indianapolis, Medellín, and Pittsburgh orchestras, among others, performing across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
As a chamber musician, Nathan has performed with celebrated musicians through the Parlance Chamber Concerts, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Kallos Chamber Music Series, the Terezin Music Foundation, Project Music Heals Us, the Heidelberger Frühling, and Midori’s Partners in Performance, as well as at festivals including ChamberFest Cleveland, Krzyżowa Music, the Moritzburg Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Perlman Music Program, and the Verbier Festival Academy. He is also the Artistic Director of Opus Illuminate, a non-profit chamber music organization dedicated to the works of composers from historically underrepresented communities.
A Juilliard graduate and student of Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman, Nathan plays a Storioni violin on generous loan from the Rin Collection.
Ella Eom is a 16 year-old violinist from Palisades Park, New Jersey. Born in South Korea, she moved to the United States when she was 6 and started playing violin shortly before she moved. She studied with Sooyeon Kim
before being accepted into the Juilliard School Pre-college in 2019, in
which she is now studying under Elizabeth Chang, and she has served as
the concertmaster of the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony. Ella won first place in the Senior Division of the 2023 Adelphi Orchestra Young Artist Competion and first
place in the 2021 IGMC in her age division, first place in the 2021 Bravura
Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and alternate in the Juilliard Pre-
College Orchestra Korngold Violin Concerto Competition in 2022, and she
has been accepted as a semifinalist for Stulberg International String
Competition 2023. She studied with violinist Pierre Amoyal at Mozarteum
Summer Festival in 2019 and attended Green Mountain Chamber Music
Festival in the summer of 2021 and 2022. Ella is also an avid chamber
musician and is one of the violinists of the Fama Quartet and has won 2nd
place in the 2022 Coltman Chamber Music Competition junior division. In
her free time, Ella enjoys snowboarding in the winter and spending time
with family and friends.
Esther Youjeong Yang
Esther Yang, a young and versatile Korean violinist, has recently gaining acknowledgement around the world through various concerts and competitions based in Korea and the United States. Esther has been awarded in numbers of well-known competitions including 1st prize at the Mary Smart Concerto Competition, Korea Herald Music Competition, Eum Youn Competition, and received 2nd prizes at New York International Music Competition and Ewha Kyung-Hyang Competition. Also, she won the 3rd prize at the Busan Maru International Music Festival Concerto Competition, further received special prize at the Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition in Hungary and Osaka International Music Competition in Japan. She was nominated as a laureate to participate in 2021 Isang Yun Competition in South Korea and she will be prospectively competing in the final round of Ysaÿe International Competition, and Schoenfeld International Competition in 2023. Esther has collaborated with the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Kimpo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed at numerous concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall located at New England Conservatory in Boston, Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall, Busan Cultural Center Theater.
Her high interests in chamber music led her to attend Kneisel Hall, Summit Music festival, Spring Forward Festival at New England Conservatory, Korean Chamber Orchestra Summer Music Camp, and Aspen Music Festival as a full-tuition orchestral fellowship recipient. She was also given opportunities to participate in masterclasses with Gil Shaham, Nam-yun Kim, Koichiro Harada, Lucie Robert, Aaron Rosand, Ronald Copes, Mimi Zweig, Young-Uck Kim, Ray Chen, Victor Danchenko, Chin Kim, and Min Kim. Esther completed her education at Kumho Arts Fund Seoul Arts Center Music Academy under Nam-Yun Kim, Koichiro Harada, Lucie Robert. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory studied with Soovin Kim and Paul Biss, and is pursuing her Master's degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Joseph Lin.