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Violin: Alwyn Wright

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Alwyn Wright’s career in the entertainment industry began when she was seven years old after being selected with four other ballerinas from Marin County, California to dance in a nationally aired television commercial for Oscar Meyer. The decision to buy a piano with the royalties had a huge impact on Alwyn's future as a musician. Alwyn loved the piano immediately, and enjoyed playing it throughout her school years, but chose to focus on formally studying the violin as her primary instrument. After achieving notoriety as a promising young violinist in the San Francisco Bay area Alwyn was encouraged to study in Los Angeles, where she received a full scholarship at university of southern California.

While in college, Alwyn began working professionally in the Los Angeles music scene, and before graduating she won positions with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the Long Beach Symphony. Her television appearances include episodes of CSI New York, the Agency, the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and the Grammy and Academy Awards, and she has appeared on screen in many films, including the Soloist, Get Smart, and the Jonas Brothers Concert Experience. Alwyn has toured Europe, Asia and South America extensively with different ensembles, and has been the solo violinist along with a cast of 10 figure skaters in "Strings! A World Adventure on Ice", A full-scale production on board Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. Alwyn recorded her first solo album, "Passages", in 2009 and just sold her 1000th copy in June.