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Taylor Giorgio, violin

     Taylor Giorgio is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music in Violin Performance at Florida State University, where she is a graduate teaching assistant for Professor Corinne Stillwell. An active performer, she is a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. Taylor serves on the violin faculty at Music For the Sake of Music Festival in Green Bay, Wisconsin and currently maintains a large private violin studio in Tallahassee. She is a violinist in Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s String Quartet-in-Residence and manages the quartet’s educational residencies in Destin, Florida. For the 2018-2019 season, Taylor has been the co-director of Classical Revolution Tallahassee, where she organizes, promotes, and performs in live classical music concerts in non-traditional venues around Tallahassee.

     In 2017, Taylor graduated with a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from Florida State University. An advocate of new music, she has played with the New Music Ensemble and performed with a faculty string quartet during the 2017 Festival of New Music. As a graduate assistant, she works with undergraduate music majors in many settings including: coaching chamber music, leading group technique classes, and teaching private lessons. Taylor graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 2014, with a double degree in Music Education and Violin Performance. While at West Virginia University, she conducted the Morgantown Community Orchestra, won the 2013 WVU Young Artist Concerto Competition, and performed a solo concerto written by a student composer with the WVU Symphony Orchestra.

     Taylor has performed at prestigious music festivals including the Texas Music Festival, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar, Brevard Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. An active pedagogue, she attended the 2018 Mimi Zweig Retreat for Violin and Viola Teachers at Indiana University.

     Current projects include performing engagements with her newly formed chamber ensemble, Invicta Trio. Comprised of violin, trombone, and piano, Invicta Trio strives to discover, perform, and celebrate music for this unique instrumentation. This fall, Taylor is also excited to teach a course on Romantic violin concertos for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. Taylor began playing the violin at age ten, after finding her great-grandfather’s violin in the attic.

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