Artist Bio

Chili Ekman, violin

Violinist Chili Ekman, 18, currently studies with Joseph Lin at The Juilliard School. He began violin studies at the age of three and attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Precollege division from 2016 to 2022, where he studied with Ian Swensen and Joseph Maile. Chili was also a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2018-2020 and participated in their European tour. Most recently, Chili made his solo debut with the Stockton Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Chili has participated in master classes and lessons with the Telegraph Quartet, Jeff LaDeur, Tanya Tomkins, Eric Zivian, Robert Lipsett, William van der Sloot, Axel Strauss, David Finckel, Wu Han, Dimitri Atapine, and Michael Brown. He has also attended Greenwood Music Camp, Innsbrook Music Festival, Beijing International Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Music@Menlo.