Khari Joyner, cello

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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For more information about Khari, visit his website: http://www.kharijoyner.com/

Meet Khari

Khari Joyner appeared on Show 199, recorded in June 2009, at age 17.

Khari Joyner (cello), 17, is a product of the Atlanta Symphony’s Talent Development Program, which aims to open the door to opportunity and achievement at the highest level for promising young African American and Latino classical music students. A former principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Khari recently won the Junior Division of the 2009 Sphinx Competition. Currently a 12th grader at Atlanta’s Lakeside High School, Khari performs with his brothers, Amyr and Jarin, in the KAJ Trio, and studies music with Martha Gerschefski of Georgia State University. In association with Sphinx, he will perform with several major orchestras while attending Juilliard in the upcoming year. The Young Artist Award will enable Khari to purchase a new cello.

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