March 30, 2020

1 - Gallia Kastner

1 - Gallia Kastner

Our first guest on the Violin Podcast is Gallia Kastner, a student at the Colburn school in Los Angeles, California, has performed in Aspen Music Festival and on NPR's From The Top, and is the current concertmaster of the American Youth Symphony. Please like and subscribe to the Violin Podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

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Gallia Kastner


An avid chamber musician, Gallia is a current member of the Zelter String Quartet. The Zelter String Quartet was recently awarded Gold Prize in the 2021 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition and was invited to the 2021 Aspen Music Festival String Quartet Intensive Seminar, working with the Pacifica, Escher, and American String Quartets. She is a part of the Alameda String Quartet, who was featured in the Reno Chamber Music Festival performing works by Dvorak, Ravel, and Schulhoff, as well as performing in Siena, Italy for the Chigianna Chamber Music Festival with Clive Greensmith. Kastner was a member of the Lumiére String Quartet that won first place at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and she was also the violinist of Trio Solaris, which collaborated with the Trey McIntyre Project at Jacob’s Pillow. Gallia’s broadcast performances include appearances on WFMT 98.7/Introductions, WTTW Channel 11, WGN Channel 9, and a Today Show appearance with Rachel Barton Pine.