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Aiden Kane, Viola

Aiden Kane

Violist Aiden Kane, 18, is a Bachelor of Music candidate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Mr. Paul Coletti. Prior to attending the Colburn Conservatory, she studied with the National Symphony Orchestra’s principal violist Daniel Foster through the National Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Fellowship Program, and then with Mr. Coletti for one semester through the pre-college Colburn Academy program.

Kane began her string studies on the violin at the age of three in Austin, Texas. Relocating to the Washington, DC area, she studied with Ronda Cole before switching to viola, and she added music composition and music theory to her studies.

Kane has won many string competitions in the DC area, such as the WMTA Gretchen Hood Competition (Senior Division), Frederick Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition (after which she was a featured guest soloist with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra), and the National Philharmonic Concerto Competition. She has also performed at various venues in the DC area, including the Alden Theater’s Young Artist Series, and solo recitals at Strathmore Mansion sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club. In 2009, she received an award from the National League of American Pen Women, Chevy Chase Chapter, for her work with violin, viola, and musical composition. She attained the position of concertmaster in the American Youth Philharmonic, and has attended prestigious summer music programs, such as the Heifetz International Music Institute (in 2011) and three summers and two winters (2012-2015) with the Perlman Music Program.

Currently, Kane is the violist of the Calla Quartet, a group that is coached by Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith, and Arnold Steinhardt.