Maura Shawn Scanlin in concert May 30

Article Published: May. 29 | Modified: May. 31
Maura Shawn Scanlin in concert May 30

Area musician Maura Shawn Scanlin will perform May 30 at Appalachian State University's Rosen Concert Hall.

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Maura Shawn Scanlin of Vilas will present free violin recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Rosen Recital Hall of the Broyhill Music Center, located at 813 Rivers St. on the campus of Appalachian State University.

The recital will include works by Bach, Bruch and Kreisler, as well as traditional and original compositions. She will be playing with Allison Gagnon, head of the collaborative piano department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Scanlin has been playing violin since the age of 3 and currently studies violin with Lucy Chapman at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. Her previous teachers have included Nan Stricklen of Banner Elk, Nancy Bargerstock of ASU and Sarah Johnson of UNCSA.

Scanlin has won several concerto competitions in the state and has appeared as a soloist with the Charlotte Youth Symphony and the Asheville Symphony. In 2012, she was selected to be concertmaster of the N.C. All-State Honors Orchestra, and, last spring, her string quartet at UNCSA (The Jia String Quartet) was one of 12 groups to be selected for the semi-final round of the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition.

Scanlin is also a Junior U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion (2008) and a two-time Open U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion (2010, 2012) and plays with the local Celtic band, the Forget-Me-Nots.

During the past year, Scanlin performed at the Biltmore Estate representing UNCSA alumni, performed the third movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Asheville Symphony and won the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition in Pitlochry, Scotland.

Scanlin attended High School at UNCSA, graduating in 2013, and has completed her first year at the New England Conservatory, where she majors in classical violin performance and also participates in the jazz and contemporary improvisation programs. She will attend the Round Top Summer Music Institute in Round Top, Texas, this summer.

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