Andrea Segar (violin). By the time she was named co-winner of the 2001 Khuner Competition, she was in her fourth year at San Francisco Conservatory of Music Prep Program and had played with the S.F. Symphony Youth Orchestra. Having started violin studies at the age of four, she had won several awards, including first prizes in the Washington International String Competition and the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, second prize as the “Most Promising Talent” in the California International Young Artists Competition, and two first prizes in the Pacific Musical Society Competition.
As a winner of the Heifetz Violin Competition for three consecutive years, she was granted the use of the “Heifetz ex-David” Guarneri del Gesu violin for recitals, including one at the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor. Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and From the Top, and various regional radio stations including WGBH Boston.
Andrea received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SUNY Stony Brook, where she served as the head violin studio teaching assistant. She also has been on the faculty of the Young Performers Program at the Chamber Music Institute at Music@Menlo in California. See her website: www.andreasegar.com. (Resume updated by Concerto Committee in 2016 from reliable online sources.)