Viola Studio 2018



Baldric, Jeashhelle

I'm Jeashelle Baldric and I have been playing viola since the 4th grade. I've worked in multiple orchestras in addition to taking private lessons with Joanna Newby and Henrietta Neely. I have served as the principal violist throughout my years at Larkin High School and graduated with the School Orchestra Award in 2016. I have been studying Clinical Lab Sciences at Western Illinois Universty since the Fall of 2016 and along with my science courses, I continue to study music in Dr. Szabo's viola studio. Currently, I participate in the WIU Symphony Orchestra and the WIU Chamber Orchestra.

Black, Bridgette

My name is Bridgette Black. I have been playing the viola since 4th grade. I am a freshman at WIU. I am also an art education major. 


Edwards, Hannah

My name is Hannah Edwards and I am a Freshman at Western Illinois University. I have been playing the viola since fourth grade and played all through high school. I am enjoying my time at WIU and my viola lessons with Dr. Szabo.


Emory, Nicholas

Nicholas Emory is a Senior at Western Illinois University, pursuing a degree in Biology. While at Western, Nick has been involved with the Symphony Orchestra as well as the Chamber Orchestra. Privately studying under the tutalage of Dr. Istvan Szabo since early 2010 has lead to a refinement in musical skills that allowed him to excel throughout highschool and into the collegiate level. An Iowa native, Nick has participated in such events as the Iowa All-State Orchestra Festival, as well as earning four consecutive Division 1 rankings in the IHSMA Solo Festival held yearly.


Khatalev, Giorgi (Violist)

Was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Finished Z.Paliashvili Music School in 2011. Was awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts, Viola Performing in V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 2015. Member of I Culture Orchestra 2012-2016. Has worked in Georgian Philarmonic Orchestra, Tbilisi, Georgia(2015-2016). Has been studying at Western Illinois University for a Second Bachelor's Degree in Music Business in Dr. Istvan Szabo's class from Fall 2016.