Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Youth Aliyah 2018 Competition Winners: Lydia and Garren Anderson, violins Youth, parents and grandparents! Laugh and giggle as you enjoy the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra performing fun favorites from Looney Tunes! Be dazzled by the unique sister- and-brother violinists Lydia and Garren Anderson as they perform the splashy and sparkling Navarra by Pablo Sarasate. And after the concert, stop by the musical instrument “petting zoo” for hands-on experiences and post-concert snacks! That’s what’s up at the symphony!
Winners of the 2018 Youth Aliyah Competition, Lydia and Garren Anderson have studied violin privately for 14 and 13 years, respectively. They have studied with Dr. Miroslav Hristov since moving to TN five years ago, and previously studied with Dr. Sherry Woods in SC. They have played with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2014, and have also played with the ETSU Chamber Orchestra and the South Carolina All State Orchestra.
They also are both members, together with their mother Lesa and their younger sister Anna, of the Anderson String Quartet, where Lydia plays first violin and Garren plays viola. The quartet has played for over one hundred public and private events with the quartet across seven states, including many weddings.
Lydia and Garren have played competitively at numerous events including NFMC, MTNA, KSYO Concerto Competition, Uncle Dave Macon Days fiddle competition, and the GrandMaster’s fiddle competition, as well as the ASTA 2018 National Orchestra Competition with the KSYO.