Music Club to host Yon, Hester for Sunday concert


Kristen Yon

Fredericksburg Music Club is presenting violinist Kirsten Yon in concert on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Seating will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Yon’s performance will include works by Handel, Ravel and Faure.

She will be accompanied on the piano by Timothy Hester. 

Kirsten Yon is currently in residence at the University of Houston where she is associate professor of violin.

Past engagements include serving as associate professor of violin at Texas Tech University, a position she held for eight years. 

An acclaimed teacher, performer and clinician, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Institute of Music before pursuing her doctor of musical arts degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

During her degrees, Yon studied with Stephen Shipps, William Preucil, David Updegraff and Kathleen Winkler.

Additionally, Yon has worked with Raphael Fliegel, Christian Teal and Vaclav Snitil.

She attended the Meadowmount School for Strings for five summers where she was the first recipient of the Catherine Tait Memorial Scholarship for Teaching and Outstanding Leadership.

The winner of multiple competitions, Yon has received accolades for her performances as a concert soloist, chamber musician, and for her concerto appearances.

Yon has performed with numerous professional orchestras across the United States and South America, including the Ann Arbor Symphony, the New World Symphony and the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

Concertmaster positions include the Bayou City Chamber Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Caprock Pro Musica Sinfonietta and Ballet Lubbock. 

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