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SIMON BILYK
violin
     
Simon Bilyk is a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Professor of Violin, Milan Vitek. Before college he was a five time winner of the Arcady Youth Competition and a first prize winner in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (he is now a 1st violin in the orchestra). He is an avid chamber musician and has work with such artists as Dean Stein, all members of the Portland String Quartet, Jennifer Koh, Noreen Silver and Peter Slowik.  In high school he spent his summers in the Kneisel Hall Young Musicians Program and at the Portland String Quartet workshop at Colby College.  His work in Maine includes a solo recital in January of 2005 and several concerts with the Galileo String Quartet. 
His orchestral experience includes a tour of China in January 2006 and an appearance in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Robert Spano in January 2007.He has been heard as a soloist on MPBN's, 'Mainestage' performing with the Pierre Monteux School Orchestra and appears in three recordings on the Oberlin Music label, one of which was recorded live in Carnegie Hall, in 2007. 
     

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