My goal is to foster and nurture inspiration and connection through my musical performances and my teaching.
Violinist Marka Young is a dynamic performer noted for her warm, rich tone and evocative lyrical lines. The New York Concert Review has written that Ms. Young plays “…with a broad, majestic interpretation and a full-bodied sound.” Ms. Young performs a wide variety of programs and is experienced as a solo performer on modern, classical, and baroque violin.
Ms. Young serves as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and is a member of the Hudson Valley String Quartet. She has performed as a soloist throughout the U.S., at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Bach Aria Festival, Blossom Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, The Storm King New Music Festival, and for The Northern Duchess Symphony Orchestra, as well as with numerous colleges and universities, and as an Artist in Residence at Banff.
A student of many different violin disciplines, she has studied modern violin performance closely with Dorothy Delay, Camilla Wicks, and Joyce Robbins - while delving deeply into the baroque and classical intricacies with specialists Enrico Gatti, Jorge-Michael Schwarz, and Nancy Wilson.
Ms. Young teaches violin at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and maintains a studio of violin students in the Mid-Hudson Valley.