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Violinist Tiani Butts is a passionate solo and chamber musician that strives to use the arts to encourage and inspire young students from all backgrounds. She has performed in numerous concert venues throughout the US as well as internationally in Germany, Austria, Iceland, and Italy as a violinist in the Rome Chamber Music Festival. Tiani has been a solo fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy, and the Philadelphia International Music Festival as well as a quartet fellow at the Colorado Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards, and the Madeline Island, Walla Walla, and Great Lakes chamber music festivals. In addition to a notable performance career, Tiani is dedicated to teaching and engaging with the community through the arts. Tiani has studied under renowned violinists such as Amy Schwartz Moretti, St. Louis Consermaster David Halen, Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim, and Takács Quartet violinist Harumi Rhodes.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, and a dual Master’s degree in violin performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan. As second violinist of the Ivalas Quartet which serves as Juilliard’s Graduate Resident Quartet, Tiani Butts is currently a Lisa Arnhold Fellow studying under the Juilliard String Quartet.

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