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Lucia Kobza


Lucia is currently a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University in New York in the Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) program where she is pursuing a double major in violin and viola performance with Emerson String Quartet’s violinist Philip Setzer and violist Lawrence Dutton. She has also received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland, with distinction. She studied under the tutelage of Ida Bieler at UNCSA and was honored with the UNCSA Graduate Excellence in Performance Award both for her Master’s degree and Professional Artist Certificate.


At Stony Brook University Lucia was a member of the Steinem String Quartet. Together they attended Philip Setzer’s String Quartet Intensive and the Emerson String Quartet Institute, and premiered violinist Eugene Drucker’s Levertov Settings for string quartet and voice at Carnegie Hall. 


Lucia has served as Co-Principal second violin in the Greensboro Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster of the Western-Piedmont Symphony, and as a member of the Winston-Salem Symphony. Lucia was 1st Prize winner of the MANC Competition, NC ASTA Competition, UNCSA Concerto Competition, Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition, and was Audience Choice Award Winner in the Rosen-Schaffel Competition 2015. 

Lucia enjoys spending time outdoors, going for walks, and admiring nature.

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