Meet award-winning violinist Sylvia Pine

September 9, 2021


Congratulations to violinist Sylvia Pine, age nine, who had an amazing twenty-two competition wins over the 2020-2021 school year. Described as “adorable and formidable” by the Illinois Times, nine-year-old Sylvia Pine began violin studies at age two and a half with Isabelle Rozendaal and currently studies with Davis King at the Music Institute of Chicago.


Over the summer she participated and placed in the following competitions:

  • Third Prize, New York International Artists Association's Praelusio Competition (July 2021)
  • Second Prize, Muse Competition, Greece (July 2021)
  • Silver Star, Music and Stars Awards (June 2021)
  • First Prize, VIII Rome International Music Competition (June 2021)
  • First Prize, International Great Composers Competition, Rising Talents of the Americas (June 2021)
  • Second Prize, North International Music Competition, Sweden (June 2021)


As a Gold Medalist in the Young Maestro International Competition, Sylvia will perform at Carnegie Hall in 2022 and has given past performances across the United States and beyond at schools, retirement homes, homeless shelters, and children’s hospitals. In addition to violin, she aspires to be a composer, first and foremost. She was delighted to participate in the Tucson Symphony's Young Composers Project where members of the Symphony premiered her brass quintet. She also studies baroque and renaissance violin, medieval rebec, American old-time fiddling, Scottish fiddling, electric rock violin, jazz improv, music theory, piano, recorder, and voice.

You can read and hear more about Sylvia here >>