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“a mature artist, with incredible confidence and conviction combined with beautiful tone and deep understanding of the music”

--Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director, Chicago Sinfonietta 

American violinist Melissa White has enchanted audiences around the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician. A first-prize laureate in the Sphinx Competition, Ms. White has received critical acclaim for solo performances with some of America’s leading ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Colorado, Detroit, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras.

In the 2017-18 season White makes her solo debut with the National Philharmonic (North Bethesda, Maryland) performing the Brahms Violin Concerto, and returns to the Chicago Sinfonietta, where she will partner with fellow Sphinx Laureate Ifetayo Ali-Landing in Saint-Saëns’s La muse et le poète for violin, cello and orchestra. 

Ms. White is a founding member of New York-based Harlem Quartet.

Posted: May-17-2018
Latest News

As an orchestral soloist and a member of the highly acclaimed Harlem Quartet, Melissa White has thrilled concert audiences on five continents with the sound of her violin. Now the sound of that violin is bringing a different kind of thrill to audiences well outside the concert hall ...

Posted: Apr-16-2019
Latest Acclaim

I crossed paths with White when she was in town to perform the Barber Violin Concerto with the Pasadena Symphony ...  After the concert, White spoke to me about her career, which has included solo performances around the world; the formation of an enduring and successful chamber group, the Grammy award-winning Harlem Quartet; and most recently, the creation with fellow violinist Elena Urioste of a yoga program and retreat for musicians called Intermission.

— Violinist.com
Posted: Feb-26-2019