Mariana Green-Hill, violin
Mariana Green-Hill is a Second Prize Winner of The Sphinx Competition. She has also won first place in the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Harry and Marion Dubbs Competitions. Mrs. Green-Hill has been a featured guest soloist with the New Jersey, Memphis, Detroit, and Boston Symphony Orchestras and The Boston Pops. In addition to her solo performances, she is an experienced chamber and orchestral musician. As a member of the Amaryllis String Quartet, she was awarded First Prize in the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (Jr. Division) and performed with YoYo Ma, Pamela Frank, Lynn Chang, Marcus Thomson, and members of the Houston and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. She is a co-concertmaster of the Soulful Symphony which performs in collaboration with the Baltimore Symphony. Mrs. Green-Hill has received a Bachelor and Masters Degree from the Juilliard School and a Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes College of Music under the tutelage of Dean Stephen Clapp, Ann Setzer and Ida Kavafian. Mrs. Green-Hill, a founding member of The Young Eight serves as the dean of the String Seminar.
Getting to know Mariana Green-Hill
Hobbies: Playing chess, watching and analyzing foreign and domestic films. I also enjoy trivia of the famous lifetime show “The Golden Girls.”
Favorite foods: Pad tai noodles with chicken and actually Campbell’s selects “Turkey Pot Pie.”
My most memorable music experience: I was playing with my old quartet and with Yo-Yo Ma and Pamela Frank. We played Schubert cello quintet with Yo-Yo and he was so gentle. Pamela Frank was so cool to play with and the entire group was inspired. That performance will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Why I love being a young artist: I love being a young artist because I love to learn from my colleagues and my coaches. Each musician I encounter inspires me in a new and different way and even though we may play different instruments, or may come away feeling like an idiot at times when confronted by greatness and the simplicity of what we have to do like following the directions on the page, we learn so much from one another.
Personal motto: I may not live by this but I try to look out for what I call the “Family” first. My family is my husband, mother and close friends totaling about 30 or so people who frequent my life. I also live life because I only have one chance at the current one I am in so I make the best of it. I guess my main motto is “to thine own self be true.”
Most memorable/scariest Young Eight experience: Getting hives while riding a horse during our Young Eight Retreat.