Scanlin presents violin recital May 24
Maura Shawn Scanlin of Vilas will perform an
end-of-the-school-year violin recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the recital hall of the Broyhill
Music Center, located at 813 Rivers St. on the campus of Appalachian State University.
Scanlin will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Kreisler and Brahms, accompanied by pianist Nancy Johnston from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem. The recital is free and open to the public, with a reception following.
Scanlin has been playing violin since she was 3 years old. Her teachers have included Nan Stricklen of Banner Elk, Nancy Bargerstock of the Hayes School of Music at ASU and Sarah Johnson at UNCSA.
Scanlin’s recent honors include winning the 2013 N.C. Chapter of the American String Teachers Association Competition and the 2013 Asheville Youth Concerto Competition. This year, she was also a finalist in the Hilton Head Youth Concerto Competition and was runner-up in the Charlotte Young Artists Competition.
Her UNCSA chamber music quartet, the Jia Quartet, also recently placed in the semi-final round of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
In addition to her classical music studies, Scanlin is also a fiddler and plays with local Celtic group The Forget-Me-Nots and is a three time U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion.
Scanlin has recently graduated from high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she has studied for the last three years.
She will attend the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Putney, Vt., this summer and will begin her college education this fall at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass.