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Abreal Whitman


EDUCATION
Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild CA — High School Diploma
September 2016 - May 2019
Cony High School, Augusta ME
September 2014 - June 2016
PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS
Todor Pelev (2016-present, Idyllwild CA)
Gilda Joffe (2015-2016, Rockland ME)
Betsy Kobayashi (2007-2015, Manchester ME)

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
FEATURED SOLOIST - RECITAL AND CONCERTS
November 2007 - present
Senior High School Degree Recital; IAA, January, 2019
Concerto Concert from 2012-2018 performing works such as Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Beethoven Violin Concerto, and Kabalevsky Violin Concerto.
Junior High School Degree Recital; IAA, December, 2017
Suzuki Graduation Recitals from 2007-2012
Bangor Symphony Concerto Competition in 2013 performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto 1st Movement.

ORCHESTRAL AND CHAMBER EXPERIENCE - PERFORMANCE
September 2010 - present
Idyllwild Arts Summer Symphony Orchestra, Rotating Concertmaster; July 2018
First violinist of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Chamber Program in 2018
Idyllwild Arts Academy Symphony Orchestra, Principal Second; March 2018, October 2018
Idyllwild Arts Academy Symphony Orchestra; 2016-2019
Second violinist of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Chamber Program from 2016-2017
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, September 2014-June 2016; performing in venues such as Symphony Hall
Repertory Orchestra; September 2013-June 2014
Junior Repertory Orchestra, Concertmaster; March/June 2013
Junior Repertory Orchestra; September 2012-June 2013
Chosen member of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Program from 2012-2015
Founding member of the Mozart Mentors Orchestra; 2010-2013
Featured member of the Pineland Suzuki School’s Chamber Program from 2011-2013

MASTER CLASSES
Mr. Oleh Krysa - December 2018
Mr. Ian Swensen - December 2018
Chamber Masterclass with Ms. Kate Presia-Schaub - March 2018
Mr. Ian Swensen - November 2017
Mr. Moni Simeonov - October 2017
Chamber Masterclass with Mr. Jason Horowitz - February 2016
Mr. Anthony Antolini - September 2015
Mr. Benjamin Noyes - December 2014
Ms. Chiharu Naruse - December 2013
Mr. Benjamin Noyes - December 2012
Mr. Stephen Kecskemethy - December 2011

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Selected to be a Summer Admissions Intern for the Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2018.
Selected to be a member of the National Honors Society in 2017.
Selected as one of ten violinists attending the world renowned Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Honorable Mention in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition in February 2013.
Selected to travel and perform in the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Minneapolis; 2010, 2012.

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