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Dexter Doris

Young Artists' Concerto Competition 2017 Winner

Portrait of Dexter Doris

Dexter Doris, 12, has been playing the violin since he was 4. He started in the Suzuki program at his pre-kindergarten and has been playing ever since. At 5, he had played through most of the Suzuki books and was admitted to the Bard Conservatory Pre-College Program. After 3 years in the program, his family moved to the metro NYC area where he has continued his studies with renowned teachers Sally Thomas and Ann Setzer. His awards include: Little Mozart (1st place), Primo Competition (2nd place) and he is the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) NY state champion 2017/2018.

In addition to solo violin, Dexter plays chamber music with 2 groups in the New York Youth Symphony and his trio has won awards in local chamber competitions. He also enjoys playing piano and took lessons for 3 years at Bard. In Summer, he attends Meadowmount School for Strings in Westport, NY.

Giving back is one of Dexter’s goals with his music and he volunteers at Song Catchers; a music program for underserved children in New Rochelle, NY.

Dexter will be playing the fourth movement from Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No. 4.

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