Ayrton Pisco

Ayrton Pisco

LA orchestra fellow: violin

Under the guidance of his musical family in Brasilia, Brazil, Ayrton Pisco began performing professionally at age five and played extensively as a soloist with orchestras of the Brasilia School of Music. At 18, he made his professional solo debut with the Brasilia National Orchestra then became the youngest person to win a chair in the violin section. Pisco attended San Diego State University where he served as concertmaster of the university’s symphony, opera and chamber orchestras as well as a featured soloist with the symphony and chamber orchestras, and he currently studies with San Diego Symphony’s Pei-Chun Tsai. Pisco earned first prize in La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artists Competition and San Diego State University’s Concerto Competition, among others; participated as a fellow in New York String Orchestra Seminar, Sarasota Music Festival, Youth Orchestra of the Americas and Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth (Germany); and has performed in masterclasses for such renowned artists as Gil Shaham, Ani Kavafian, Miriam Fried, Sidney Harth and others.

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S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.