Rising young violinist Dylan Hamme is winner of The Juilliard School’s 2024 Ligeti Violin Concerto Competition and performs as soloist on April 8 at Alice Tully Hall with AXIOM conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky.

Dylan is a junior at The Juilliard School where he studies with Areta Zhulla, as recipient of the Dorothy Delay scholarship. He previously was a student of Catherine Cho and his other teachers and mentors include Scott Yoo, Ying Fu, Ray Iwazumi, and Amelia Gold. An avid chamber and orchestral musician, Dylan is in demand with various ensembles including the GRAMMY-nominated North/South Consonance Ensemble, and has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductors Scott Yoo, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Christian Reif, David Robertson, Xian Zhang, Kevin John Edusei, Christoph Eschenbach, Jeffrey Milarsky, Alan Gilbert, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Sir Simon Rattle. Dylan was a member of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO-USA) and was invited to perform in the NYO-USA All-Stars Concert at Carnegie Hall in March 2024. Previously Dylan was part of the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, the Colorado College Summer Festival Orchestra, and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra (assistant concertmaster), all on full fellowship. This summer Dylan returns to the Colorado College Summer Festival as both violinist and assistant conductor, and also joins several Juilliard colleagues in the EAMA (European American Musical Alliance) Resident String Quartet at the EAMA Summer Music Institute in Paris, France.

Dylan has won first prize at many competitions including Adelphi Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition (Senior Division), the Grace Gimbel Young Artist Competition (Suburban Music Study Club); New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, with whom he performed Ravel’s Tzigane as featured soloist; and has received top violin prizes from the Caprio Young Artist Competition (The Riverside Symphonia); TCO Concerto Competition (The Chappaqua Orchestra), and New York Chamber Players Orchestra Concerto Competition. Other competition honors include International Virtuoso Competition (IVC), and Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Annual Young Artists Competition, which presented his trio in its Annual Young Musicians Regional Concert at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

At age eleven, Dylan was featured on NBC’s Today Show performing with violinist Joshua Bell. That same year, he appeared as soloist with the Bergen Sinfonia. He made his concerto debut at age twelve with David Gilbert and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performing Lalo’s five-movement Symphonie Espagnole. A graduate of Juilliard’s Precollege Division, Dylan was concertmaster of the Precollege Orchestra during his senior year. Previously, Dylan attended Manhattan School of Music Pre-College on full scholarship as recipient of the Patinka Kopec Endowed Precollege Violin Scholarship. At MSM Prep, he also held concertmaster and leadership positions with various orchestras and his piano trio won first prize in the MSM Precollege Annual Chamber Music Competition (senior division). Dylan has performed in master classes of renowned violinists Joseph Silverstein, Jennifer Koh, and Patinka Kopec.

Dylan has been a featured artist on many recital series such as the IVC Gold Winners’ Concert in NYC, Young Artists Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church (Verona, NJ); Music on a Sunday Afternoon Young Artist Series (Teaneck Library, NJ), Montclair Music Club’s Annual Young Artist Concert (NJ), and was presented on a Music for the Soul livestream concert series honoring NYC’s Healthcare heroes and Women’s History Month. A passionate chamber music performer, Dylan is committed to bringing classical music to a wider audience. At Juilliard Pre-college, Dylan appeared with colleagues in the Back to Bach Project’s educational concerts for young audiences. During the pandemic, he performed for senior citizens and ICU patients with the Concerts in Motion’s Virtual Visiting concerts series. Dylan is thrilled to have been selected for a Gluck Community Engagement Fellowship where he will lead an ensemble in interactive performances beginning next fall.

Also an accomplished singer, Dylan debuted with The New York Philharmonic at age eight in their acclaimed production of Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. A former member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Children’s Chorus, Dylan was one of three solo boys (spirit guides) in their 2016 production of The Magic Flute.