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In 2019, eighteen year-old Isabella Brown was
awarded a top prize in the Cooper International
Violin Competition and consequently had the
privilege of debuting with the Cleveland
Orchestra performing the Dvorak Violin
Concerto. More recently, Isabella was named the
winner of the 2020 Crain-Maling Foundation
Chicago Symphony Young Artist Competition
and will make her debut with the CSO during
the upcoming season. She was also awarded First
Prize in the Young Artist II Division at the 2020
Chicago International Music Competition from
a pool of over 400 musicians from 22 countries
and has received First Place in numerous other
competitions including the Open Junior String Division of the MYA Walgreens National Concerto Competition . Isabella made her solo debut with orchestra at age ten at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater and has gone on to play with nearly a dozen other orchestras. Isabella is also an ardent chamber musician. Her string quartet was awarded the Silver Medal in the 2020 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Currently on full scholarship at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles where she studies with Martin Beaver, Isabella previously studied with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy . She will perform the very difficult Sibelius Concerto and the Strings will add Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 4 of Schumann.

Isabella exhibited “complete control…soared out nicely over the big orchestra…and delivered an intensely lyrical and scintillating performance of the Dvorak Violin Concerto”. – David Hathaway, Cleveland Classical

Highland Park High School
433 Vine, Highland Park
Free Admission, 3 p.m.

May 15, 2022

Egmont Overture. Op. 84a

Concerto for Violin in D Minor, Op. 47
Isabella Brown, violin

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120