An expressive and dynamic violinist based out of Michigan, Kayla Green is an avid performer of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire across the United States and Italy. In recent years, she has served as concertmaster for the Central Michigan University Orchestra and Chippewa River Chamber Orchestra, and as assistant concertmaster of the Philadelphia International Music Festival Orchestra.
She was the only candidate selected for the fellowship program of the Midland Symphony in 2014 and performed with the orchestra for the entirety of her four years spent pursuing her undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University. During that time, she won numerous awards including the President’s Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments, first place in the Central Michigan University Small Ensemble Competition and finalist in the concerto competition, second place in both the Michigan Teacher National Association Competition and the Veha Chamichian String Competition, and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
Ms. Green has attended the Philadelphia International Music Festival, Wintergreen Chamber Music Academy, and La Scuola Italia Summer Music Program. After her first year at Philadelphia International, she was invited back the following summer as assistant to the festival director, chamber music coach, and assistant principal for the festival orchestra.
Green is passionate about the power of music to uplift communities, and actively seeks out roles in arts administration and teaching. She has taught privately for more than eight years and launched multiple group violin classes. She currently works as Development Assistant for the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Kayla Green completed her undergraduate degree under the tutelage of Dr. Fangye Sun. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Michigan State University on full scholarship to study with international soloist and Paganini Competition gold medalist Dmitri Berlinsky. She received an instrument generously loaned to her through the Virtu Foundation in 2014, and now plays on an 1899 Knute Reindahl violin.