Asheville, NC (Violin)
Julian Pinelli, 21, grew up in the musically rich area of Asheville, NC. Recently winning the 2016 FreshGrass Fiddle competition, Julian now studies music in Boston where he was the 2016 Fletcher Bright scholarship recipient at Berklee College of Music. Overall, Julian is most drawn to acoustic music for its earthy and expressive qualities. Despite his many talents, if he could learn one more thing, it would be the banjo!
His advice to young musicians: “Stay true to yourself – and spread the love.”