Emma Grace Gierum-Arellano
Emma Grace Gierum-Arellano is a 10 year old 5th grader who began her musical training on the violin with her mother, Tamara Gierum, at the age of 5 using the Suzuki method. She loved listening to her mother play the violin and was eager to learn. She has also trained with Richmond Symphony violinist, Ashley Odom. By age 9, Emma made her debut as a Vivaldi Soloist with Johns Creek Symphony for their Music in the Schools program and has performed as first violin for the FoCo Suzuki Strings quartet. Emma was accepted into the prestigious TDP program at age 9 and is flourishing under the tutelage of ASO violinist, Carolyn Hancock. Since then, Emma has performed as a violinist in the Franklin Pond Chamber Music program and has also performed at Peachtree Christian Church. She is currently homeschooled and enjoys learning piano as well. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking and inventing! She loves to invent and create items such as fun fidgets and other useful items for family and friends. Emma loves to read and was the recipient of the Young Georgia Authors award. She won 1st place in her county for her original writing, Violin is Life! Emma loves playing her violin and aspires to be a professional soloist and orchestral musician.