--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.
White’s playing was absolutely breathtaking. I have no other words for the grace, precision, and warmth she brought to the stage.
MD Theatre Guide