Aryanna Riley Holmes

Aryanna Holmes was a full scholarship student at the Gifted Music School Conservatory in Salt Lake City, Utah from 2016-2021 where she studied violin with Eugene Watanabe. She is attending Yale University as part of the class of 2025 with the intent of completing a double major in Music and Mathematics. She has won several concerto competitions and has had the opportunity to perform with The Salt Lake Symphony, The Southwest Symphony, and the Utah Valley Symphony. In 2020 she was named the winner of the Utah Symphony Youth Guild competition in both the Senior and Ensemble categories. Aryanna won the State Music Listening Competition (an academic music trivia competition) three years in a row, moving on to the National Competition all three years, where she placed 2nd Nationally in 2018, and 3rd Nationally in 2020. In 2021 she has been a 1st place winner at the New York Artists International Competition, the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, The Prima Volta Music Competition, The New York International Concours Competition, The Great Composers Competition in ‘The Music of Eastern Europe’, ‘The Music of Germany and Austria’, ‘The Best Grieg Performance’, ‘The Music of the Centuries:17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century categories’, a recipient of the Gold Medal for the AADGT International Young Musicians festival, as well as a 2nd place winner of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition. Aryanna will be performing at Carnegie Hall in November 2021, and has won two more additional Carnegie hall performances that are scheduled for 2022.

You can find Aryanna’s performance here.