Drew Alexander Forde
22 years old, born in Atlanta, Georgia, Drew received scholarships for lessons and summer camps from the Talent Development Program. He was co-principal of the viola section of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and, winning their concerto competition, he soloed with both the ASYO and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has most recently been studying at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings with Lawrence Dutton and Rebecca Albers. During the summers besides the Rome Chamber Music Festival, he has participated in the festivals in Montecito, Brevard, Franklin Pond, and Bowdoin.