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Season Soloists

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Hyerin Ella Eom

17 year-old violinist Hyerin Ella Eom was born in South Korea and moved to Palisades Park, New Jersey at the age of 6. In 2019, she was accepted into the Pre-College program at Juilliard, where she is now co-taught by Elizabeth Chang and her teacher from the former years, Soo Yeon Kim, and has served as the concertmaster of the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony.
As a soloist, Hyerin garnered top prizes at local and international competitions, such as the first prizes at the 2021 IGMC, the 2021 Bravura Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the 2023 Adelphi Young Artists Competition in senior division, an alternate in the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra Korngold Violin Concerto Competition in 2022, and was a semifinalist in the Stulberg International String Competition 2023. She is also a 2024 YoungArts Winner. She attended Mozarteum Summer Festival in 2019 as a young artist under the tutelage of Pierre Amoyal and attended Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2021 and 2022.
Hyerin is an avid chamber musician as well, and is one of the violinists of the FaMa Quartet, which won 2nd place in the 2022 Coltman Chamber Music Competition junior division and recently won the Gold Medal at the 2023 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition junior strings division.
In her free time, Ella enjoys snowboarding in the winter and spending time with family and friends.

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SoHyun Ko

Sohyun Ko, who started violin at the age of three, performed with world-famous virtuoso Pincus Zuckerman at the age of 10 in 2016, and was praised by Zuckerman as a `miracle child with mysterious talent`.

When Sohyun was eight years old(2014), the Stiftung Mozarteum in Austria invited her to Salzburg to play Mozart’s original violin in the Mozart Wohnhaus. Her performances were recorded and broadcast throughout Europe by the Austrian National Broadcast ORF.
In addition, she appeared in France Cannal+, MBC TV Show, SBS TV `Finding Genious`, the movie 'The King', and the SBS TV drama 'Do you like Brahms?' She appeared in drama as Yang Ji-won, a middle school student majoring in violin.


Sohyun first met Mr. Zukerman in 2015, and he has since been her mentor. She performed Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins alongside him in Korea in 2016. The performance received high praise and publicity. Sohyun also performed as a soloist under Mr. Zukerman’s baton in 2018, when she performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London, and she entered `Manhattan School of Music` in NewYork (2019).
She studying violin at `Manhattan School of Music Precollege` with Mr. Pinchas Zukerman and Ms. Patinka Kopec.
Additionally, Sohyun has attended several prestigious music festivals, including: Heifetz Summer Institute (2018-2021), 2020 Classic Revolution hosted by Lotte Cultural Foundation, the Young Artist Program at the National Arts Centre in Canada (2017), Great Mountains Music Festival and School (2013-2015), and Busan Music Festival and School (2014-2015).

Sohyun has also received accolades in the following competitions: Adelphi Orchestra`s Young Artist Competition Winner (March 2020), First Prize in the 17th Korean Strad Concours (2015), First Prize in the 14th Korean Violin Competition with the Korean Chamber Orchestra (2013), and First Prize in the 40th Korean Violin Competition at the Hankook Ilbo for Children (2012).

She was recently selected as one of 200 guests at ‘The Call to Unite’ event, a 24-hour global livestream in May 2020. Guests at this event included three former US Presidents, Oprah Winfrey, Yo-Yo Ma, Avril Lavigne, Quincy Jones, and Deepak Chopra.

Her violin `Matteo Goffriller 1700` is sponsored by SOOYOUNG Art Trade.

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Nathan Meltzer

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. Visit nathanmeltzer.com for more information. 

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