Faustina Housner, duo
Faustina Housner, 17, (violin) is a high school senior from Cherry Hill, New Jersey and is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Currently, she is under the tutelage of Ellen dePasquale and J Freivogel. Her other teachers of significance include Dara Morales, Emlyn Ngai, and Jasper Wood. Faustina has received recognition by several competitions, such as the 2017 winner of the Bryn Athyn Young Artist Competition, a 2018 Honorable Mention Winner by the National YoungArts Foundation. Last Spring, Faustina was selected to participate in the National YoungArts Week in New York in April. Faustina was also invited to Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of USA on their 2018 tour to Asia where she served as an associate concertmaster under the baton of Michael Tilson-Thomas. As a member of Temple Music Prep’s Center of Gifted Young Musicians, Faustina serves as concertmistress of the Youth Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she is a substitute violinist for Symphony in C in Haddonfield. NJ. Faustina has performed in masterclasses by Stefan Jackiw, Kim Kashkashian, Juliette Kang, Benjamin Bowman, Lara St. John, Sidney Curtiss, Jasper Wood, Peter Slowik, the Jasper Quartet, Escher Quartet, Parker Quartet, Fry Street Quartet, and Arianna Quartet.