LIVIA SOHN (violin) has graced the international stage as a soloist with over eighty orchestras on five continents. She started playing the violin at age five, gave her first public performance three years later, and captured First Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition at 13. An avid chamber musician, Sohn has performed at festivals throughout the United States and in Finland, Canada, Mexico, and Colombia. Recent highlights include the Bruch Concerto with Green Bay Symphony; the Rorem Concerto with Boca Raton Philharmonic; chamber music at the Newport Music Festival and Pender Harbour Music Festival; and recitals in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Madrid. She has released two CDs, Opera Fantasies and Jonathan Berger’s Miracles and Mud; upcoming are releases of the Britten Concerto and Jiyeh, a concerto written for her by Berger. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Sohn now serves on the music faculty at Stanford University. She plays a J.B. Guadagnini violin crafted in 1770 and a 2006 Samuel Zygmuntowicz.