Dillon Welch
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Dillon Welch

Dillon Welch

A Pacific Northwest native, Dillon Welch has been a member of the Louisville Orchestra since February 2023. Previously, he was a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic and a fellow at the New World Symphony. He has also been a member of the Canton Symphony, the Akron Symphony, the Firelands Symphony, and the Round Rock Symphony, where he served as Concertmaster. He has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Erie Philharmonic, and has spent summers playing with the Britt, Spoleto, and Round Top Festivals, along with the National Repertory Orchestra.

Mr. Welch began playing the violin at the age of five in Olympia, Washington. He later took lessons with Jan and Kent Coleman in the Seattle area, followed by former Seattle Symphony Second Assistant Concertmaster Simon James. He received a Bachelors in Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, studying with Brian Lewis. He went on to get a Masters from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with former Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil.

In his spare time, Mr. Welch loves reading, seeing how fast he can do the New York Times Crossword, and exploring the Louisville area on his bike.

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