Violist Madeline Sharp, 25, grew up in Chicago and is a currently a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She has performed as principal viola in the Juilliard Orchestra, as well as the Tanglewood Music Center. Most recently, she appeared as soloist with the New World Symphony, performing the Bartok Viola Concerto. She has previously attended the Taos School of Music, Spoleto Festival USA, and Music Academy of the West. Madeline has toured with the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, in addition to pursuing summer studies with Barbara Westphal in Oberstdorf, Germany. She started on violin when she was five, but at age eleven was handed a viola in a string quartet consisting of three violinists and never turned back! Madeline comes from a musical family; her sister is a professional cellist, her brother plays cello, and her parents play clarinet and piano. Previous teachers include Misha Amory, Steven Tenenbom, Hsin-Yun Huang and Heidi Castleman.