Meghan Uceda
Born in Darlington, South Carolina, Meghan began studying violin at age 10 under Suzuki instructor Starr Ward in Florence, South Carolina. In 2008 Meghan was accepted into the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, South Carolina, where she studied under Paul Statsky and Kathryn Dey. Meghan is a two-time winner of the Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars Competition, and first place winner in the strings division of the 2009 Carolina Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, with which she debuted as a soloist performing Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto. In 2010 she entered the College of Charleston as a Presidential Scholar, and has been twice awarded the Mary Stuart Allan Award for violin. She also served as the Concert Master of the College of Charleston Symphony Orchestra under conductors Lorenzo Muti and Yuriy Bekker. Meghan has participated in several masterclasses, in both solo and chamber settings, with violinists such as Kim Chee Yun, Dmitri Berlinsky, Anna Rabinova, and Scott St. John, among the latest. She completed her Bachelor's degree in the Spring of 2013, and currently studies privately under Venezuelan violinist Ruben Camacho.