The performer and educator joins the soloist roster for global representation


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Dinin Arts has announced the addition of US violinist Melissa White to its roster.

’Dinin Arts is thrilled and honoured to champion Melissa’s beautifully balanced artistry, vision, and spirit,’ wrote the organisation on social media.

White has enjoyed a international career as a soloist and chamber musician. A first-prize laureate in the Sphinx Competition, she has performed as soloist with US ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Colorado, Detroit, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.

Internationally, she has appeared as soloist with Poland’s Filharmonia Dolnoslaska, with the Colombian Youth Orchestra on tour, and with the Czech National Philharmonic. Her film credits include a violin solo in the soundtrack to Jordan Peele’s 2019 psychological thriller Us, and in addition to her numerous classical performances she has also performed alongside several pop artists including Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, and Lauryn Hill.

As a recitalist, White gave her Phillips Collection debut recital with pianist Pallavi Mahidhara this season and and looks forward to her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut recital later this month.

White is a founding member of the New York-based Harlem Quartet, which has given performances and tours within the US and internationally since 2006. She also performs with Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, including a June 2023 collaboration at Wigmore Hall with violinist Hilary Hahn, as well as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the DUBHE Ensemble.

White currently serves as professor of Music at SUNY Buffalo and as Music Artist Faculty at New York University’s Steinhardt School. She will begin serving as a faculty member at the Sarasota Music Festival this month. White is also the co-founder of Intermission, a programme that unites body, mind, breath, and music-making through yoga and meditation; the programme comprises sessions for students and retreats for professionals.

Directed by Sarah Dinin, Dinin Arts also represents cellist Tommy Mesa and the Borromeo Quartet. Having been based in Milwaukee, Dinin Arts will relocate to the Boston area in July 2023.

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