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Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Strings - Violin

Sylvia Kilcullen

Assistant Principal Second Violin

Gold Medalist at the 2003 Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition and special jury prize winner at the 2001 Sarasate International Violin Competition, violinist Sylvia Kim Kilcullen has been a winner in local, national and international competitions.

She began her studies with Carol Cole at the age of 3 and continued at Lynn University with Artist Faculty, Sergiu Schwartz. After receiving her B.M. from Lynn, she attended the Curtis Institute of Music and received her Artist Diploma with Pam Frank and Ida Kavafian. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists such as Gary Graffman, William Preucil and Peter Wiley.

Before joining the Chicago Symphony in 2012, she was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony for four years.

September 2012

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