Sylvia Ver MeulenViolinist Sylvia VerMeulen is a first violinist with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and Sun Valley Summer Symphony. She has performed and recorded with the Houston and Columbus Symphonies. As a chamber musician she has participated in numerous prestigious festivals, including Strings in the Mountains, the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Chamber Music Series, and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. She made her concerto debut at the age of seventeen with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra after winning First Prize in the Dallas Symphony Young Artist Competition. VerMeulen received her advanced training at Indiana University with Paul Biss, Joseph Gingold, and Henryk Kowalski. She is married to horn soloist William VerMeulen with whom she also frequently performs chamber music. They have two lovely children, Michael and Nicole.