graceGrace Young

Violn & Viola

Grace Young began their musical training via the Suzuki Violin Method, eventually discovering viola. They briefly studied with Karen Ritscher at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Grace has served as Principal Violist of the Washington Idaho Symphony and played in the Walla Walla Symphony, in addition to performing as a chamber musician and solo artist. Here in Portland, they are exploring folk music from the Balkans as a member of Macaulay Balkan and pushing genre boundaries with This Twilight Orchestra. They have performed in several Classical Revolution productions and have also played with ARCO PDX. Grace teachers violin and viola to students of all ages.

“Grace is an excellent instructor. When my daughter started taking lessons, Grace spent a long time talking with me about my daughter’s previous experiences and has worked very hard to make lessons engaging and not stressful for her. I especially appreciate her ability to sense my daughter’s moods and the way she tailors the lesson to keep it light on difficult days and challenging on better days.”

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