oct 27 & 28
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.