Therese West is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University studying with Andres Cardenes. She has previously studied with David Kim, Chris Wu, Cyrus Forough, and Barton Rotberg. Therese attended AIMS in 2016 and is excited to be back! She has attended other summer festivals such as the Spoleto Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra Festival, Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival, National Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, Marrowstone Festival, and Pierre Monteux Music Festival. Therese is currently second violin principal of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Symphoria in Syracuse, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Canton Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, and Westmoreland Symphony.