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Caitlin Tully, Violin


Caitlin Tully, Violin


Violinist Caitlin Tully made her debut with the Vancouver Symphony at the age of ten, displaying a musical maturity and inspiration far beyond her years. Upon hearing her, Yehudi Menuhin said she “plays with more integrity than any young violinist I have ever heard." Since then, Ms. Tully has collaborated with conductors including Kent Nagano, Hans Graf, Pinchas Steinberg, Peter Oundjian, Bramwell Tovey, Peter Bay, Jeffrey Kahane, Daniel Hege, Murry Sidlin and Benjamin Zander. She has appeared with, among many others, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, and at the Britt Festivals.

As a recitalist, Ms. Tully has performed in New York’s River-to-River Festival, Ravinia’s Rising Stars series, William Jewell College’s Harriman Arts Program in Kansas City and the Montalvo Center for the Arts series in California. Ms. Tully made her European debut in 2006 at the Louvre in Paris. She has also performed frequently as a chamber musician on the Caramoor Festival’s “Rising Stars” and “Virtuosi” programs led by Peter Oundjian, as well as at the inaugural season of the International Young Artists Music Festival in Hilton Head, founded by From the Top host Christopher O’Riley.

Ms. Tully has won numerous national and international awards, including the National Arts Centre’s New Sun Millennium Award, the Yamaha Horizon Award, CBC’s Westcoast Spotlight Award, the Banff Prize and the Kingsville Director’s Prize. She is a three-time winner of the Seattle Young Artists’ Grand Prize medal and two-time winner of the British Columbia Festival of the Arts National Competition. In 2001, she was invited by Dorothy DeLay to perform in the inaugural Starling-DeLay Symposium at the Juilliard School. That same year, at the age of 13, Ms. Tully won Aspen Music Festival’s Nakamichi Violin Concerto Competition. As the youngest-ever winner of the competition, she performed Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 with Benjamin Zander conducting the Festival’s Sinfonia Orchestra. Subsequently, Ms Tully worked extensively with Pinchas Zukerman at the National Arts Center Young Artists Program and was a student of Itzhak Perlman in New York City, splitting her time between Texas and New York. In 2005, the Texas Cultural Trust Council awarded her with the Texas Medal of Arts Award, an award celebrating creative excellence, exemplary talents and outstanding contributions by Texas-based artists.

Upon graduating with high honors from Princeton University in 2010, Ms. Tully returned to the stage with a dedication to promote classical music among a younger generation. Her most recent project is co-founding the Mercatzen group, a non-profit organization launched in order to encourage outreach by performers while providing resources for schools with little or no arts budget. Mercatzen works in tandem with school reform groups, such as Teach for America, while also welcoming applications from all schools wishing to supplement their arts programs.

Performances by Caitlin Tully

Composer Title Date Action
Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 4 02/03/2012 Play Add to playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, ("Kreutzer") Op. 47 01/10/2012 Play Add to playlist

Caitlin Tully Concerts

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