CorinneSBeginning her classical music studies at age 11, violist Corinne Victoria Sobolewski has achieved many accomplishments despite having started learning her instrument at a late age. She describes herself as a “pure bred violist,” having started on viola and not violin. She began her studies with Philadelphia Orchestra violist, Che-Hung Chen and was later accepted into The Juilliard School of Music in New York. During this time, she participated in several trios, quartets, and quintets at school as well as the Pacific Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. After four years of study under the tutelage of renowned violist and violinist, Masao Kawasaki, Corinne graduated Juilliard with honors and pursued her graduate studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music under full scholarship. An avid chamber and orchestral musician, Corinne has performed in many great concert halls in the world, including: Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as abroad in Japan and Italy. In 2011, she was accepted into the prestigious Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, and sat as an assistant principal for almost the entirety of the festival. She is currently under the tutelage of violist, Che-Yen Chen. Corinne is proficient in teaching strings in private and group settings of all ages. In the future, Corinne plans to continue teaching students and also performing for a major symphony orchestra.