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Alana Youssefian

Degrees & Studies

B.M. Oberlin Conservatory, M.M. Rice University Shepherd School of Music, M.M. The Juilliard School



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2020

Born In

Philadelphia, PA

Performances & Distinctions

Violinist Alana Youssefian has quickly forged a reputation as a sought-after soloist known for her engaging performances, fierce virtuosity, and passionate interpretations of works spanning the baroque era to the music of today. Alana enjoys an active solo career with the world’s leading ensembles, in addition to holding engagements at venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. In April 2020 her debut album Brillance Indéniable was released on the Avie label to rave reviews. Her videos on the Voices of Music YouTube channel have garnered over one million views. Ms. Youssefian was selected as an American Fellow of The English Concert and Juilliard Fellow of Mercury in 2018, as well as the winner of The Juilliard School’s 2017 Historical Performance Concerto Competition. An audience favorite, she was recently named Best Recital Soloist of the 2019-2020 season by the San Francisco Classical Voice Audience Choice Awards.

A passionate music educator, Ms. Youssefian has enjoyed sharing her love of music through teaching over the past decade. She has taught in private and masterclass settings through prestigious organizations such as Ars Lyrica Houston, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Oberlin Conservatory, and has guest lectured at New York University’s Steinhardt School and San Francisco Community College. In her free time, Alana enjoys spending time with her husband Jared and their cats Jimmy and Django, thriller novels, and 60’s British rock.

Teaching Philosophy

“My teaching employs an all-encompassing style that covers not only technical needs but also performance techniques and stage confidence for students of all levels. My performance-heavy background allows me to help students truly connect with their music, from Bach to modern composers and songwriters. Music is expressed through the entire body, so I like to take a holistic approach to the physical, mental, and emotional flow of playing an instrument. Students who study with me receive an upbeat, personalized classical training approach that helps them achieve their goals to the fullest while learning to love music!”