Emily Shehi United States, 22, Senior

Emily Shehi, a student of Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music, made her debut as a guest soloist with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra at the age of eight and has since performed solos with orchestras such as the Kansas City Symphony. She won the Bronze medal at 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition and has collaborated and performed with such renowned musicians as Jonathan Biss, Ani Kavafian, Steve Tenenbom and Peter Wiley. Emily performs on a violin made by Mario Miralles, a loan made possible with the generous support of Augustin Hadelich and for winning Doublestop Foundation’s Instrument Loan Competition.

“I’m looking forward to the Menuhin Competition because I can't wait to perform and be inspired by other young artists. In addition to the actual Competition, I’m excited to participate in the work process and see how I will grow as a musician. I’m also excited about my program of repertoire - I’m playing many pieces that I love! ”