Sterling Elliott
Angelo Xiang Yu
Kiana June Weber

We believe in the future of string music. There is no shortage of talented young artists working today, standing on the threshold of successful and vital careers, working in genres from classical to pop and beyond. We at Shar Music created Young Strings of America to support the next generation of string players as they embark on their musical journeys.

our ambassadors

Acclaimed violinist whose combining of classical technique and hip hop beats has lead to collaborations with everyone from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell. Advocate for music education with her nonprofit foundation, HeartStrings.  More
Julian Rhee
Young American violinist and passionate chamber performer who made his debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at age eight. Received a medal at the White House as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. First Prize Winner, 2nd Triennial Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, 2020.  More
Ulysses Quartet
String quartet founded in 2015. Praised for their “gentle blanket of colour,” (The Strad) as well as “avid enthusiasm... [with] chops to back up their passion” (San Diego Story). First prize recipients at the Schoenfeld International String Competition, 2018.   More
Nuné Melik
Siberian-born violinist who made their solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2016, followed by an appearance as an invited artist at the United Nations Headquarters the following year. Lecturer in four languages, internationally recognized as a specialist in the music of the Caucasus.  More
Sterling Elliott
Cellist who has performed as a soloist with several prominent orchestras at prestigious venues throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Has performed for legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and alongside recording artist Jennifer Hudson.  More
Kiana June Weber
American classical violinist and world-class fiddler, touring performer, recording artist, award-winning songwriter, and enthusiastic educator. Member of Gaelic Storm, with whom she's recorded four No.1 Billboard World Music Albums.  More
Zlatomir Fung
American cellist and regular member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players for their 2018/19 season. Featured performer (six times!) on NPR's From The Top and Performance Today. First Prize winner at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2019.  More
Classically trained crossover string quartet comprised of four unique women, lauded for their passionate and dynamic performances, incorporation of modern amplification and looping technologies, and explorations of lesser-known classical repertoire.  More
Luke Hsu
Award-winning violinist and artistic advisor for K&M Fest. Performer for royalty around the world, including His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex Prince Edward and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium. Avid chamber musician and violinist for the Beacon Street Trio, a piano trio formed at the New England Conservatory.  More
Richard Lin
Taiwanese-American violinist who has performed throughout the world and released two albums on the Fontec label. Gold Medalist of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, 2018.   More
Angelo Xiang Yu
Violinist noted for his astonishing technique and exceptional musical maturity. Recipient of both an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award in 2019. First Prize, Yehudi Menuhin competition 2010.  More

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