Youth Concerts with Orchestra Iowa, featuring Katya Moeller, violin
Program: Tchaikovsky- Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, featuring Katya Moeller, violin
Katya Moeller, 17, played her first solo violin recital at the age of six and made her orchestra debut at age twelve. Since then she has been a soloist with symphony orchestras across the Midwest. As a member of Avita Duo, she has performed in Brazil, Thailand, and Singapore. Katya was named the Grand Prize Winner at the ENKOR International Violin and Walgreens National Concerto Competitions, First Prize Winner at World Bach, ODIN International, 1st World Violin E-Competition “Napolinova”, Musicians Club of Women, and Charleston Baroque Music Competitions. She was a Prize Winner of the National YoungArts Foundation, Schubert Club, and American Music Institute Violin Competitions. As part of Dasani String Quartet, Katya was Grand Prize Winner at the Chicago International Music Competition and received the Silver Medal Award at the Fischoff Chamber Music National Competition, and appeared on Introductions in May 2020 as a member of the Dasani String Quartet.
Katya is a student of Almita Vamos and a Fellowship recipient at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy. She began lessons at the age of four at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City. Katya attended the Aspen, Bowdoin International, and Semper International Music Festivals. She has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Midori, Rachel Barton Pine, Georgy Pauk, Paul Huang, Sergey Kravchenko, and the Cavani Quartet. In February 2022, Hänssler Classics released Avita Duo’s recording of Lera Auerbach’s 24 Preludes for Violin & Piano and Oskolki.