Kayla Moffett

Kayla Moffett, violin (Falmouth, MA), is a full-time guest member of the Saint Paul Orchestra, where she has been playing since 2014. She has performed on their chamber music series and Liquid Music concert series and also soloed with the orchestra, playing the solo part of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 on the orchestra’s annual holiday series. She also subs with Minnesota Orchestra and is a regular participant in the pre- and regular season of the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minnesota. Kayla was a member of the New World Symphony during the 2013/14 season, where she frequently played concertmaster, soloed with the orchestra, and gave a solo recital as part of the Solo Spotlight series. She won first place in USC’s Solo Bach Competition and has been the recipient of several tuition and instrument scholarships, including a generous seven-year instrument loan from the Colburn Foundation while she was a student. Kayla received her early training at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School where she studied with Yuri Mazurkevich, and she received her BM degree at USC’s Thornton School of Music, studying with Martin Chalifour. She went to Yale University for her MM where she worked closely with Syoko Aki, Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, and Ani Kavafian. She also studied baroque violin with Robert Mealy and was accepted into Yale’s baroque ensemble program. Past Yellow Barn musician (Summer 2016).