MARY SLIVA, violin
Today we will be highlighting the achievements of 15-year-old violinist Mary Sliva. Mary was the Early Music category winner of the 2012 Walgreens Concerto Competition.
She has been playing violin for ten years and frequently performs around the Chicago area both as a soloist and in ensemble with her seven musical siblings. Mary gets lots of support from her family, her violin teacher Julie Maura Bickel and her musical family at Midwest Young Artists.
Part of Mary’s prize for winning the Walgreen’s Concerto Competition was the opportunity to record with world-renowned harpsichordist, David Schrader. Here is violinist Mary Sliva and harpsichordist David Schrader in the first movement—Allegro moderato—of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor, BWV 1041.