Ryan Shannon, Violin
Ryan Shannon, 22, is a freelance Violinist, Fiddler, and Arts Leader/Social Entrepreneur in the Boston area. He recently graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he earned a BM in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Lucy Chapman and the Borromeo Quartet’s Nicholas Kitchen. During his first year at NEC, Ryan was part of the inaugural class of From the Top’s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders training program, which, through a year‐long partnership with the Astra‐Zeneca Hope Lodge, gave him unprecedented learning opportunities in the world of Arts Community Action.
Ryan is also an avid chamber musician, seeing this instrumentation as the most intimate and inviting for listeners new and old. In 2010, his string quartet took 3rd place at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Junior Division, marking the beginning in a long path that will lead him towards the professional chamber music world. During his time at NEC, Ryan extended this experience performing with many small ensembles, including the Boston Young Composers Ensemble, the Discovery Ensemble, Steve Drury’s Calithumpian Consort, as well as an Artistic Fellowship with A Far Cry, just returned from their European tour.