Doublestop Foundation

Emily Shehi, violin


Violinist Emily Shehi, 17, studies with Noah Geller in Kansas City.  Emily has performed across the United States as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Since making her appearance with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra at age 8, she has collaborated with several prominent conductors, including Michael Stern, Alastair Willis, and Gerhardt Zimmermann, among others. In 2013, she made her solo debut at Helzberg Hall performing with the Kansas City Symphony.

In 2013, she was one of ten violinists selected to perform for the Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Studies at the Juilliard School. An accomplished soloist, Emily was awarded third prize at the 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition. As a chamber musician, she performed with Trio Aër at Merkin Concert Hall upon receiving Grand Prize recognition at the 2013 National Young Artists Chamber Music and Ensemble Competition. Emily has also performed in master classes for Sarah Chang, Ronald Copes, Ani Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, and Midori.

In 2015, she was named a Dorothy Richard Starling Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School and studied with Robert Lipsett.  During her studies in Aspen, she was featured on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley at Harris Concert Hall. Emily has also performed at the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program, Music@Menlo, and with the New York String Orchestra Seminar under the direction of Jaime Laredo at Carnegie Hall.

Emily performs on a violin made by Mario Miralles in 2013, a loan made possible with the generous support of Augustin Hadelich and for winning Doublestop Foundation’s Instrument Loan Competition in 2015.