Stephanie Zyzak, violin

Stephanie Zyzak

Violinist Stephanie Zyzak is praised for her sensitive musicianship and heartfelt playing. Ms. Zyzak made her solo debut at the age of seven with Cincinnati's Starling Chamber Orchestra at the Aspen Music School, where she became the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the New Horizons Fellowship. Over the years, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras and various ensembles throughout Germany, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Italy, and France. A deeply passionate chamber musician, Ms. Zyzak has collaborated with artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, Miriam Fried, Paul Biss, Marcy Rosen, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Robert McDonald. She has also performed at Ravinia's Steans Music Institute and Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival. Born in South Carolina in 1994, Ms. Zyzak is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston where she studied with Miriam Fried. Currently, she is studying at CUNY The Graduate Center with Mark Steinberg and is a fellow at Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. She performs on a 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano violin, generously on loan from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute.