Elliot is a seventh-grader at Friends Select School in Center City, Philadelphia. He studied violin with Viktor Repik for 6 years and is currently a student of Juliette Kang, First Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Elliot has been a scholarship recipient for violin studies at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia since age 9. He has been a member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute since 2019 and is currently playing in the first violin section of the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra. Elliot has recently joined Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians, where he participates in the Youth Chamber Orchestra as well as in a string quarter. Elliot has been attending summer music festivals since he was 7 years old, first the Philadelphia International Music Festival between 2017-2021 and last year the Heifetz Institute 2022 Summer Session. Elliot participated in violin master classes with Dara Morales, Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also studied conducting with Maestra Erwin at the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute and played the piano under the mentorship of Dolly Krasnopolsky. Elliot was recently awarded First Runner Up at the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra Solo Competition. Besides music, Elliot enjoys math, hiking, kayaking and building LEGO Technic models.
You can find Elliot’s 2023 Winter Music Competition violin performance here.