Alana Youssefian (violin) was selected as an American fellow in 2018.
A native of New Jersey, baroque and modern violinist Alana Youssefian has forged a reputation as an engaging and spirited soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. Hailed for her “incredible poise,” “sensitive dynamics,” and “plangent emotional involvement” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), as well as performances that are “utterly convincing” (Early Music America), Youssefian has performed internationally as a concertmaster and soloist and in engagements at such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Mann Center, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.
Youssefian studied with Marilyn McDonald at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and earned a master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music with Kenneth Goldsmith. She will complete her master’s degree in Historical Performance at the Juilliard School in spring 2018. A winner of the 2017 Juilliard Historical Performance concerto competition, she performed Vivaldi’s Il Grosso Mogul concerto with Juilliard415 and Nicholas McGegan. She has appeared with Juilliard415 as concertmaster and soloist on several occasions, including the ensemble’s recent tours of India and New Zealand. She has also performed with Ars Lyrica Houston, Bach Society Houston, Mercury Houston, New York’s Trinity Baroque Orchestra, The Sebastians, New York Baroque Incorporated, and Les Arts Florissants at Dans les Jardins de William Christie, Thiré, France. She is a founding member of the baroque ensemble les soûls d’amour and enjoys its residency at Seabury Academy of Music and the Arts at St. Paul’s on the Green, Norwalk, Connecticut.