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Anthony C. Shields

Born into a musical family in Baltimore, Anthony C. Shields started playing the violin at age eight. Throughout the early years of developing his craft, he studied with a number of noted teachers in Maryland including Rhadi Santos, Linda Molina, and Matthew Horowitz-Lee at Peabody Conservatory. Anthony received his Bachelors in Music Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory, where he studied with Akemi Takayama, Concertmaster of the Roanoke Symphony, and Oleg Rylatko, Concertmaster of the Washington Opera.


New Spire Arts

The NSS is delighted to again partner with New Spire Arts to present our informances in Frederick, MD.

New Spire Stages


The National String Symphonia is grateful for support from:

Primary Sponsors

Maryland State Arts Council
Frederick Arts Council
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

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