Arielle Ollagnon

Arielle, 16, is a junior violinist at The
High School for the Performing and
Visual Arts under the direction of Dr.
Brad Smith. This is her second season
with the orchestra as concertmaster and
she is thrilled to be back. Arielle first
began violin at age 7 in Moscow, Russia
and has since studied with Ludmila
Osterov, Hania Gmitruk, Dan Flonta,
Mika Hasler, and currently studies with
Rodica Gonzales. Past summer festivals
include Manhattan in the Mountains,
Festival Youth Orchestra at New
England Conservatory, Festival South at
the University of Southern Mississippi
and an intensive week long study with
famed violinist and teacher Olivier
Charlier in Nice, France. Masterclasses
include study with Xiao Wang, Patricia
Kopatchinskaja, Aaron Bitran, Alvaro
Bitran, Eric Garcia, Misha Galaganov,
Nick Kendall, and Heather Goodchild.
Orchestral experience includes region
orchestra in Texas and district orchestra
in Massachusetts, a seat in the Cape Cod
Youth Symphony for four years, a seat
in the Houston Youth Symphony for
two years, and HSPVA Symphony, and
String orchestras. At school, Arielle is
an avid member of the chamber music
program along with the symphony and
string programs and studies music theory.