Radu Vasilescu: Violinist

CSYO High School Recitals

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra

CSYO Concert Orchestra

The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra is the most prestigious youth orchestra program in the city, performing challenging selections from the standard orchestral repertoire.

During my Junior year in high school, I served as the Principal 2nd Violinist in the CSYO Concert Orchestra; I now play in the 1st Violin section. We perform four public concerts per year.

Project 440

Project 440 ( website) is an organization that engages, educates, and inspires young musicians, providing them with the career and life skills they need to develop into tomorrow's civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders. The CSYO partnered with Project 440 last spring to put on interactive performances throughout the city, leveraging classical music to engage the community.

Loveland High School

Chamber Orchestra

I am the concertmaster of Loveland High School's Chamber Orchestra, our most advanced strings ensemble. I've been a member of this orchestra since my freshman year, and we perform challenging music from various genres.

My involvement doesn't just stop there, though. I perform solo pieces at every concert, and I constantly seek to rehearse and perform with a chamber music quartet or group.

Musical Productions

Loveland High School performs theatrical productions every school year, usually a musical. I have performed as Principal Violinist in the orchestra pit of: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Addams Family, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I've also played violin in The Music Man with the East Side Players.

OMEA Solo & Ensemble

I've avidly participated in the Ohio Music Education Association's Solo & Ensemble event, a regional gathering of soloists and chamber music groups that perform in a judged competition. Last year, I performed Beethoven's String Quartet No. 4, Mvt. 1, and this year, I will perform Schubert's "Trout" Quintet.


Private Lessons

I've been taking private violin lessons with Sylvia Mitchell, a 1st Violinist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, since my freshman year.


I play solo pieces at recitals put on by my violin teacher about once every few months. My past pieces include the Violin Concerto No. 2, mvt. 3 by Henryk Wieniawski, Allegro Brilliant by Willem Ten Have, Concerto No. 9 in A Minor, Mvt. 1 by Charles de Bériot, Variations on a theme by Corelli in the Style of Tartini by Fritz Kreisler, Czardas by Vittro Monti, Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler, and Adoration by Felix Borowski.