Abigail Spichke is a 21 year-old violinist from Plymouth, Minnesota. She is currently pursuing her degree in violin performance at the University of Minnesota under Sally O’Reilly. She has attended Bravo! Summer Music Festival at Shattuck St. Mary’s for the past two years, and will be participating in the Sewanee Summer Music Festival this summer. In addition to being a solo performer, she is also a member of the University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marc Russel Smith, and is involved in various chamber groups throughout the year. Abigail received honorable mention in the Thursday Musical Competition, and was a finalist in her division of the Schubert Club competition. She has performed in master classes given by Johnathan Gilbert, Timothy Lovelace and Michael Heald. Abigail plays on a 1993 Douglas Cox violin, generously on loan from the Virtu Foundation.