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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
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Marianne Sciolino, founder and executive director of Sciolino Artist Management (SAM), has announced that New York-based violinist Melissa White has joined the SAM roster of distinguished soloists. A first-prize laureate in the Sphinx Competition, Ms. White has enchanted audiences around the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

Posted: Jun-29-2017
Latest Acclaim

The import of what [conductor Paul Freeman] created was palpably clear Monday night in Orchestra Hall, where the sinfonietta celebrated the finale of its 30th season...Most inspiring by far was the work of 15-year-old cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, who played alongside violinist Melissa White in Saint-Saens’ “La Muse et le Poete” ... Ali-Landing produced a darkly burnished tone that elegantly complemented violinist White’s brightly cast timbre in duet passages. ...White’s tightly focused vibrato and soaring phrases provided welcome counterpoint to Ali-Landing’s downtown sinfonietta debut.

— Chicago Tribune
Posted: May-15-2018