My name is Allyson Cohen and I am a 17 year old violinist who is homeschooled to pursue my passion for classical music. I has been playing violin since she the age of 9, but only have been studying seriously for the past four years. I currently study violin with Dara Morales, Assistant principal second violinist in the Philadelphia orchestra. I am a member of Philadlephia Sinfonia full orchestra as well as Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. I also play in the Snitzer advanced Study Quartet and am an avid classical music lover.
My goal as a musician is to play for my self because this is what I love to do. I also hope to live up to the composers expectations of his/her work and do my best to respect his/her image. However, my main goal is to inspire others with my music and transport them to a place they have never been. I hope to make people feel things when I play, weither that is happiness, joy, excitement, or even sadness, it is important to me for my playing to evoke these characters.