Kayla Williams, viola
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Kayla Williams began private viola lessons at age eleven in Tallahassee, Florida. After playing the viola for only eight months, she was chosen to participate in the Florida Music Educator’s Association All-State Orchestra.


In previous summers, Kayla has performed in festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Garth Newel Emerging Artist Fellowship, and the  Eastern Music Festival (fellow). She has also had the privilege to perform in masterclasses with members of the Emerson String Quartet, Robert Vernon, and Lawrence Power.


Kayla received her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida where she studied with Ralph Fielding. A winner of the 2018 Lynn Concerto Competition, Kayla performed Bartok’s Viola Concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia in November. Kayla is currently pursuing her Master’s in Viola Performance with Misha Amory and Steven Tenenbom at the Juilliard School.


A dedicated music lover, Kayla listens to and performs classical, bluegrass, new grass, Celtic, and jazz.