Andrés Cárdenes, violinist

Who or what inspired you to take up violin, and pursue a career in music? My parents love music and always had great music playing in our home when I was young. My dad brought home a recording of Viktor Tretyakov playing Paganini Concerto and after that all I wanted to do was play the…

Aaron Boyd, violinist

Certain works move me most deeply when I have the privilege to play them; Any of the Bach solo Sonatas and Partitas, Faure’s 2nd Violin Sonata, Bruckner’s Viola Quintet, Schubert’s G Major Quartet, Mozart’s G Minor Viola Quintet, Stravinsky’s Dithyrambe, and Bach’s Art of Fugue are particularly meaningful to me.