Kelsey Philbrick currently resides in Boone, NC and performs frequently across North Carolina and Tennessee. She began her violin studies at the age of eight in the Chapel Hill area. In 2009, Kelsey soloed with the Duke University Strings School Youth Symphony and won a full scholarship to the Brevard Music Festival. The following year, she won first place in Solo Strings at the DMTA Performance Festival. Kelsey went on to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree from UNC≠Greensboro, where she studied violin with Dr. Fabián López and graduated with honors in 2014. She attended Appalachian State University on a full assistantship as the first violinist of the Hayes Graduate String Quartet, studying violin with Dr. Nancy Bargerstock and graduating in 2017. Kelsey has performed in numerous orchestras including the Johnson City Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, Fayetteville Symphony, Durham Symphony, Gate City Camerata, and North State Chamber Orchestra. She has served as Concertmaster of the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster of the North State Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Second of the UNCG Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Kelsey won the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Western Piedmont Symphony in 2016. Kelsey has also performed in multiple chamber groups, including in masterclasses for the Daedalus String Quartet, Friction Quartet, and Madison Park Quartet. When Kelsey is not performing, she enjoys teaching private violin lessons to college students as an adjunct violin instructor at ASU and to children through their Community Music School.
- Kelsey Philbrick
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