Dylan Hamme studies with Areta Zhulla and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School as recipient of the Dorothy DeLay Scholarship. A graduate of Juilliard’s Precollege Division, he was concertmaster of the Precollege Orchestra during his senior year. Dylan was a member of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO-USA) for two summers. This year, he will attend the Colorado College Summer Music Festival on full fellowship and then join the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria.
Dylan has won first prize at numerous competitions including Adelphi Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition, the Grace Gimbel Young Artist Competition (Suburban Music Study Club), and New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, with whom he performed Ravel’s Tzigane as featured soloist; he has also won top violin prizes at the Caprio Young Artist Competition (Riverside Symphonia) and the TCO Concerto Competition (The Chappaqua Orchestra).
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.
Dylan has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals and has performed in master classes of renowned violinists Joseph Silverstein, Jennifer Koh, and Patinka Kopec. Dylan has also studied with Francesca dePasquale, Ying Fu, Ray Iwazumi and Amelia Gold, and his chamber music coaches include Areta Zhulla, Rebecca Fischer, Maria Radicheva and Nico Olarte-Hayes. He has worked with many acclaimed conductors, including Carlos Miguel Prieto, Christian Reif, David Robertson, Xian Zhang, Kevin John Edusei, Jeffrey Milarsky, Alan Gilbert, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Sir Simon Rattle.
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.