Emily Palmer, age 22, is attending Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, for her MM degree, 2024, studying with Mikhail Kopelman.
Emily studied violin for 15 years with Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez, making her a second generation violin student of David Oistrakh.
On a full talent scholarship at Stetson University, she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance in May, 2022, Summa cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA, and also a Creative Writing Minor. In 2021, she was awarded the prestigious Stetson Presser Scholar title.
In 2021, she won the Stetson School of Music Concerto Competition and performed Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Symphony Orchestra. Emily served as concertmaster for the Stetson Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras.
She also taught violin at the Community School at Stetson for three years. During this time, Emily instructed numerous students ages 6-70, and also received the teacher of the year award her senior year.
Throughout her studies in Florida, Emily won first place at the Lake District President’s Scholarship Competition in Orlando, the Central Florida Community Arts Young Artist Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2015, and the Winter Park Chamber Music Academy Concerto Competition in 2016 and 2017. Emily was also the Florida Federation State Competition winner in the Advanced Solo, Violin Duo, and Trio categories, and a finalist in the Violin Concerto category.
Emily performed as a soloist with the Stetson University Youth Orchestra, the CFC Arts Young Artist Orchestra and the Winter Park Chamber Music Academy Orchestra. She also performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Florida.
Emily participated in several summer music festivals, with Blackburn Music Festival in Napa Valley being her most memorable musical experience in 2019.