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Kelly Hall-Tompkins

  • Violinist

Biography

Kelly Hall-Tompkins is winner of a 2003 Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize, Concert Artists Guild Career Grant, and has been soloist with Jacksonville, Dallas, Greenville Symphonies, Chamber Orchestra of New York, and Evansville Philharmonic, among others. Ms. Hall-Tompkins has appeared on the Ravinia Rising Stars Series and the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago and has been featured on WQXR Soundcheck with Jon Schaeffer, BBC World Service, and WFMT Jewel Box Series and WXXI Backstage Pass with Julia Figueras; Ms. Hall-Tompkins recent CD “In My Own Voice” was received with critical acclaim in many major publications such as Fanfare Magazine: “a tonal mastery , a technical command, and a strength of personality that justify the CD’s title… opulent intensity.”

Kelly Hall-Tompkins is a member of the Florida-based Ritz Chamber Players and has performed extensively with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and is a member of the NJ Symphony. Ms. Hall-Tompkins is founder of charity series ‘Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul’, bringing over 60 concerts to NYC homeless, including Emanuel Ax and over 100 other artists since 2005. Featured in The New York Times, Dan Wakin writes, “Just Three blocks from Lincoln Center…the concerts have an air of authenticity and directness that sometimes does not exist in concert halls.”