Violinist Sylvia Durian, a junior at Strath Haven High School, is the recipient of the Class of 2017 George H. Slick Fellowship of the Arts. On Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., she will perform a free concert open to the public, in Lang Concert Hall at Swarthmore College.
Sylvia’s program features solo pieces by Kreisler, Vitali, Fauré and Bartok, chamber music pieces by LeClair and Shostakovich, and an a cappella piece by Whitacre. She will perform with Daniel Kim (Class of 2017 Slick Fellow), Isaiah Kim, her sister Julia Durian, and several fellow members of the Strath Haven Silvertones, past and present. She will be accompanied by her mother, Andrea Liu.
The George H. Slick Arts Fellowship was established in 1999 to honor Dr. George Slick, Superintendent of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District from 1978-1996, and to recognize the importance of the arts in the lives of students.
Sylvia studied violin with Adrian L’Armand of Swarthmore for many years, starting at the age of five. For the past few years, she has studied with Guillaume Combet of Bryn Mawr.
Sylvia is the daughter of Andrea Liu and Douglas Durian of Swarthmore, and the granddaughter of Annabel Liu of Wallingford.