Mary Philbrick is 12 years old and lives in rural Maine. She has been playing violin since the age of 4 and piano since the age of 9. Her enjoyment of music began early in an environment of music. Her first violin teacher was Kaity Newell, studying Suzuki method and fiddle music, and then Yasmin Vitalius of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Her piano teacher is Jennifer McIvor. Mary also studies ballet and enjoys jazz dancing. Mary has been a member of the Seacoast Youth and Community Orchestra in Damariscotta, Maine, the Oyster Creek Fiddlers, Pineland Fiddlers, and Bay Chamber Music School for several years. She has attended the Sonatina piano camp for two summers and the Envision chamber music program for three summers, the New England Suzuki Institute program for five summers and Maine Fiddle Camp for five summers.
You can find Mary’s 2023 Spring Music Competition violin performance here.