Anya Barringer, 17, is a homeschool junior in high school from Duncan, SC. She began taking violin lessons at age five with Leila Trindade in Louisville, KY. After moving to SC she continued with Lyn Acosta and currently studies with Catherine Crowe. Anya has played in all three levels of the Carolina Youth Symphony, sitting as concertmaster for both RO and CO. She is currently concertmaster for the Young Artist Orchestra of Greenville County Youth Orchestras. She was South Carolina Region 1 concertmaster from 2018-2020 and played in All-State orchestra from 2019-2021. In 2021 she joined the Piedmont Chamber Orchestra.
Anya has appeared twice in the annual Lawson Academy Shining Stars recital. In May 2021, she performed the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 first movement with the Byrnes Philharmonic Orchestra as the school’s concerto competition winner. She performed the Haydn Violin Concerto in C Major with the Piedmont Chamber Orchestra at the end of January 2023. In December she won the Carolina Youth Symphony’s 34th Concerto Competition and performed the first movement of the Haydn Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra in March. She will also perform the Haydn first movement with the Young Artist Orchestra in May as winner of the GCYO concerto competition. Anya has played in masterclasses with Brandon Ironside, Stephen Tavani, and Alexander Markov. She attended the Masterworks music festival in Spartanburg last summer and plans to attend again this summer.
In her spare time, Anya enjoys reading, journaling, bike riding, hiking, hanging out with friends, and playing with her younger siblings Tabitha and Jair. She also sings in her church choir, helps with music in youth group, and plays in the evening service on occasion. Anya hopes to pursue a major in chemistry or computer science with a minor in music.
Piedmont Chamber Orchestra 2021-2023
Greenville County Youth Orchestra, Young Artist Orchestra 2021-2023
Carolina Youth Symphony, Symphony Orchestra 2016-2022
South Carolina All-State Orchestra 2019-2021
SC Region 1 Orchestra 2018-2020
J. F. Byrnes High School Philharmonic Orchestra 2019-2021
BJU EduCamp Senior Music 2021 and 2022
Masterworks Festival 2022 and 2023