U p c o m i n g C o n c e r t s
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 7:30PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 4:00PM
Violist Dillon Scott
Dillon Scott is currently a junior at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He began his musical journey at the age of 9 when he started playing the viola in his elementary school orchestra program. During those early years, being a part of the Bridle Path Montgomery Select Strings Ensemble allowed Dillon the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Midwest Clinic, and adjudications in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Hershey, Pennsylvania. At that time, he concurrently began his studies with Adriana Linares, violist of the Dali Quartet and founder of the ArCoNet strings program. In these early years, he began participating in regional competitions, placing 1st in the gold division at the Nelly Berman Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition, and gave a performance at the Kimmel Center. He later placed second at the Tri-County Competition in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This year Dillon received third place nationally in the finals of the 24th Annual Sphinx Competition. This summer, Dillon was accepted into the prestigious Perlman Summer Music School.
Dillon has participated in masterclasses with many renowned artists such as Roberto Diaz, Edward Gazouleas, Netanel Draiblate, Jaime Amador, and Steve Tanenbom. He attended the Sphinx Performance Academy in 2020 where he studied with Paul Laraia and has attended the Dali International Music Festival in past summers. This summer, Dillon was accepted into the prestigious Perlman Summer Music School.
Aside from the viola, Dillon plays the piano at an intermediate level and enjoys singing. In past years he has been very involved in his middle and high school theater programs earning leading roles for the past three years. Despite having stopped performing in productions, he remains an active member of the school thespian troupe as well as a current member of the National Thespian Honors Society. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Dillon has enjoyed teaching himself the ukulele, something that enables him to explore new genres of music that he can sing and play.
When not involved in performing arts, Dillon loves building models, being physically active, and reading "a good book”
Sunday, January 2, 2022, 4:00PM
Monday, January 3, 2022, 7:30PM
Cellist, Mairéad Flory
Cellist Mairéad Flory, 21, has performed at the Augarten Palais in Vienna,
Austria, the Concert Hall of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium, and the Concert Hall, Terrace Theater, and Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She has won 1st Prize in the Bland Competition, the Feuer Memorial String Competition, the Gaithersburg Young Artist Award, the Gretchen Hood Competition, the 1st Catholic University Young Musicians’ Competition, the Washington Performing Arts’ Feder Competition and Misbin Family Memorial Award. She has soloed with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, and the US Army Orchestra.
Mairéad was a National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellow for three years. She also attended the 2017 National YoungArts Week as a winner.Mairéad has participated in the Altensteiger Sommermusik Festival, the Kinhaven School of Music, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the National Arts Center’sYoung Artist Program, Keshet Eilon Summer Mastercourse, and is a Teaching Assistant at the Meadowmount School of Music. Mairead studied with Viviane Spanoghe of the Royal Conservatory of Music inBrussels, with Amit Peled of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and recently graduated fwith a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, studying with Hans Jorgen Jensen. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music with Ralph Kirshbaum.
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:30PM
Sunday, May 1, 2022, 4:00PM
Violinist, Lilyanne Thoroughman
Lilyanne Thoroughman, age 14, is a ninth grade, homeschooled student from Williamstown, Kentucky. At age 4 she announced that she would learn to play the violin just after a performance of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Music Hall. By age 5 she was playing and soon became a violin student of Kurt Sassmannshaus in 2011. In 2015, she joined the Starling Chamber Orchestra, where she has been a frequent soloist, performing in concerts, chamber recitals, and masterclasses.
In 2016, Lilyanne made her debut as an international soloist with the Starling Chamber Orchestra, playing Elgar’s Salut d’Amour and the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in six concerts in southern China. She is a featured violinist on violinmasterclass.com. She was a soloist in 2016 with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra playing Danse Macabre by Saint Saens, and with the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Lilyanne appeared on From the Top in March of 2016. In the summer of 2019, Lilyanne was associate concertmaster at age twelve of the Blue Lake International Youth Orchestra, playing concerts in six cities in France and Germany.
Lilyanne has performed at the Innsbrook Music Festival and at the Bowdoin Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine. She has been a contributor to From the Top’s “Daily Joy.” Prior to the pandemic, she played weekly (along with her sister Isabella on flute) at both our local nursing home and at church. During the past summer, Lilyanne enjoyed participating from home in the Starling Project’s online summer program. She performed the Shostakovich Violin Concerto in masterclasses for Augustine Haedlich and for Victor Tretyakov and Natalia Likhopoi. She looks forward to returning to her great love for chamber music and to playing again in person in 2021.
Lilyanne loves to travel and to be near the ocean. She has been taking ballet since the age of three and loves to dance to the music that she loves. She often plays a musical interlude between acts at her ballet performances. She enjoys writing fiction, watching movies, and crocheting. She and her sister also love their dogs Pumpkin and Dumpling and enjoy going on adventures with them in the woods behind our home.