Featured Soloist – Robert Young

Robert Young – violist

Robert Young is 13 years old and is in the 8th grade. He started playing the violin when he was 5 years old and joined Kadima’s orchestra program at his elementary school. At age 8, he switched to the viola. He is currently the Principal Violist of the Kadima Senior Philharmonic, Assistant Principal Violist of the Kadima Conservatory Philharmonic, and the Principal Violist of Millikan Middle School’s Advanced String Orchestra. He also plays in the Master Class of Beth Elliot and Eric K.M. Clark.
When his not playing his viola, Robert enjoys playing the bass in his school’s jazz band and in Tangent, the rock band he formed with fellow Kadimans. When he is not making music, he likes to play soccer, read books, play games on his phone, hike with his family, and play with his dogs, Sierra and Langley, and his cats, Mini and Michi.
Robert’s favorite part of his musical experience is playing music with his friends, his twin brother Danny, and his mom. He also loves to learn and is grateful to Beth Elliott and Kadima for how much studying music teaches him.