Student Spotlight


Malik “Mason” Williams II , Grade 4, Cello
Mason recently gave a solo cello performance, representing Project STEP at the inauguration of State Auditor Diana DiZoglio who was sworn in by Massachusetts Governor Maura Healy. Such an amazing opportunity and experience! See Malik’s performance at the 4:45 mark. Photo below by Benjamin Cheung.


Clara, Grade 6, Violin
Adoration by Felix Borowski

Rigoberto, Grade 11, Cello
Edouard Lalo Concerto Prelude

Alba, Grade 8, Violin
Mozart’s Concert III in G major 

Aaron, Grade 6, Violin
Allegro Brillant by Willem Ten Have (1831-1924)

Aaliyah, Grade 3, Violin
Air Varie 1 by composer Charles Dancla (1817-1907)

Gui, Grade 11, Cello
Cello Concert No. 1, Second Movement by Camile Saint Saëns (1835-1921)

Sofia Hernandez, Grade 3, Cello
Tarantella Squire Op. 23

Miguel Angel Cano, Grade 6, Violin
movements 1 and 2, Handel #5

Xavier Ip, Grade 11, Cello
Video Clip: Xavier Ip plays with Sterling Elliot at Ashmont Hill Chamber Music.

Xavier attends Watertown Public Highschool. He auditioned into Project STEP in 2018 and currently studies with Mark Churchill. In addition to STEP, Xavier performs with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO). Performance highlights include masterclasses with cellist Johannes Moser and Sterling Elliot (above video), first place in the New England Conservatory Prep solo strings competition in 2021, and a side-by-side performance with A Far Cry.