Yasmin Soorayah Myers of Amherst, NH will be going into 8th Grade at the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, NH. She started violin lessons at age three with Debbie Markow at the Manchester Community Music School, and continued her studies with Elliott Markow when she was seven.
In 2010, Yasmin received a Merit Award from the Longy School of Music Prep Studies and at the age of nine, Yasmin was one of the winners of the American Fine Arts Festival Golden Strings Competition. This awarded her the opportunity to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NY. In 2011, Yasmin won the Best Violin Performance Award as well as 1st Place in her division in the “Young Promise” International Festival and Competition.
Yasmin has served as Assistant Concertmaster and Concertmaster in various youth orchestras in Boston. She is currently a member of the top level orchestra in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. In 2012, Yasmin performed the Violin I solo part for the Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for Two Violins at Symphony Hall in Boston.
Yasmin has performed as a soloist for the Governor of New Hampshire, at a TEDx Conference, with the Granite State Symphony Orchestra, and with the NH Youth Symphony Orchestra.
For three summers Yasmin attended the Meadowmount School of Music where she studied with Jan Sloman. This summer Yasmin is studying at Meadowmount with the internationally acclaimed Sally Thomas.
When not practicing violin, Yasmin enjoys swimming, reading, art, and dance. Yasmin thanks all her teachers for their kindness and generosity.