2018 Blount Slawson Winner: Maya Buchanan

Indian-American violinist, Maya Anjali Buchanan, is a major prize-winner on the national and international stage. She captured the First Prize at the 2018 Blount Slawson Young Artist Competition with her captivating performance of the Korngold Violin. She won First Prize at the 2017 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, Second Laureate of the 2016 Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the only American violinist to be awarded a top prize at the 2015 Johansen International Competition. Maya, an alumna of the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, studies with Almita Vamos.