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Moon Light

Aubree Oliverson is a state, national, and international violin competition winner, and has performed in Japan, England, China, Italy, and locations across America from Seattle to the Florida Keys, and from Los Angeles to Boston. A native of Orem Utah, at age twelve Aubree received a Best-of-State award as the state’s top entertainer, and also won state and national awards for music composition. Aubree first soloed with the Utah Symphony at age eleven, Carnegie Hall at age twelve, and during the past eight years has been featured with a wide variety of orchestras and musical groups. Aubree is a national YoungArts winner for Violin, and a 2016 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Aubree was most recently the Dorothy DeLay Competition prize winner at the Aspen Music Festival, and she has been featured on National Public Radios’s popular program From The Top multiple times. Aubree was concertmaster with the Gifted Music School at age fourteen, and began attending the Colburn Academy of Music in Los Angeles at age 15, where she also served as concertmaster for the Colburn Virtuosi String Orchestra. Aubree is currently a Sophomore at the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music, and studies with renown pedagogue and Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair Robert Lipsett, and is a former student of Debbie Moench and Eugene Watanabe. On a personal note, Aubree was a competitive swimmer, likes the color purple, reading, theology, linguistics, travel, yoga, spending time with family and friends, and very dark chocolate.

Stephen Oliverson--talented pianist and composer, Dr. Stephen Oliverson, is a man for all seasons. Besides his awards and recognition as a pianist, composer, and producer, Stephen was also an all-state and collegiate athlete, a distinguished military officer, an honor graduate from both Utah State University and the University of Utah—having earned several advanced degrees. He is also an award winning educator, honored with titles such as Principal of the Year, Utah Association of School Principals Innovator-of-the-Year, District National Distinguished Principal, and Utah’s top educational award—The Huntsman Award For Excellence In Education. Stephen and Aubree have co-composed, recorded, and produced six acclaimed and beautiful original CD albums, and their music has been featured on stage and radio. They have won gold awards for several songs and videos, spoken and performed at national conventions, and have popular channels on YouTube and Pandora. Stephen’s two youngest children, Andrew (17), and Lily (13), are also excellent musicians, and were a a big part of the orchestral sound for many of the tracks on this album; Andrew also performed all the solo viola. They join Aubree and Stephen in many Moon Light productions, and as a family they have performed for appreciative audiences in venues from Seattle to Washington D.C. Never tied to one musical genre, Stephen’s varied life experience gives his inspired musical works variety, meaning, and depth.

Moon Light is the Oliverson family, called “The most talented and entertaining family since the Osmonds” by L.A. Talk Radio. Hailed as a “Modern Mozart”, Moon Light features nineteen-year-old Aubree Oliverson—a 2016 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a YoungArts National Winner for Violin Performance, from over 16,000 applicants nationwide. Aubree has appeared on NPR’s popular,program From The Top a record four times, and was also an invited soloist at their year end Gala in Boston. Aubree was a winner in the American Protege International Strings Competition and soloed at Carnegie Hall Hall at age twelve. She made her symphony solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age eleven, and has since soloed with them several times, including her performance of the complete Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at age thirteen to multiple standing ovations. Aubree won Utah’s Best-of-State Award as Utahʼs Top Entertainer and performed at the Salt Palace at age twelve. She won in the the Hennings-Fischer, Utah Chamber Artists, Pasadena Young Artist, Parness, Rio Hondo, and the American Youth Symphony Concerto Competitions, and was a multiple Utah Symphony Salute-to-Youth winner and Utah Stradivarius Competition winner. Aubree was a national finalist and winner of the Southwestern States competition of the MTNA, a Stulberg International Strings Competition Finalist, and most recently won the prestigious Dorothy DeLay Memorial Violin Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Aubree was Concertmaster for the Gifted Music School Orchestra of Salt Lake City for two years, and at age fifteen was one of only a select few students throughout the world invited to attend the pre-college Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles—where through competitive audition she won the position of Concertmaster for the Colburn Virtuosi String Orchestra, and served in that position for two years until her high school graduation. Aubree has soloed with a wide variety of orchestras and musical groups, performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, New World Center, Royce Hall, Delta Center, Salt Palace, Musco Center, Kentucky Center, Ambassador Auditorium, Sundance Film Festival, and is a highly sought after chamber musician who has performed with artists such Joseph Silverstein, Stefan Jackiw, Robert Mcduffie, Andrew Marriner, and the Calidore String Quartet. Aubree is a multiple state and national composition winner and along with her father has co-composed and recorded six acclaimed CD albums and produced several music videos on their popular YouTube channel. Aubree was recently featured in the “Rising Stars” Concert in the Florida Keys, the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove England, and the Music Masters Seminar in Japan. She has upcoming performances in Missouri, Aspen, locations throughout Southern California, and is currently in China giving master classes to advance string students. She began her bachelors degree in violin performance on full scholarship at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in the Fall of 2016, and studies with renown pedagogue and Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair, Robert Lipsett.

Besides his awards and recognitions as a pianist, composer, and producer—including a Utah Best-of-State award for music composition, Dr. Stephen Oliverson was a collegiate and all-state athlete, a distinguished military officer and graduate, and is also an award-winning educator including Principal-of-the-Year, National Distinguished School Principal, Huntsman Excellence-In-Education Award winner, and a featured speaker at national conventions. Stephen and Aubree’s music has been featured on stage and radio, and they have performed in hundreds of venues from Seattle to Washington D.C. Moon Light has several beautifully produced music videos on their YouTube channel, three having reached the top ten on video music charts. Stephen’s two youngest children, Andrew (17) and Lily (13) are also excellent musicians and join their sister and father in many Moon Light productions. Andrew and Lily have both won awards for composition and were both part of a select few students from South, Central, and North America chosen to participate in Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas in Minneapolis. Lily and Andrew are members of the Gifted Music School of Salt Lake City and been featured soloists, and Andrew recently scored his third consecutive superior rating at the Utah State music festival, and was nominated to participate in the Carnegie Hall High School Honors Performance Series in 2018. Locally, Moon Light has performed in venues such as Abravanel Hall, Salt Palace, Gallivan Center, BYU Education Week, Temple Square, Sundance Film Festival, Gardner Hall, ain over 100 schools throughout the intermountain West, motivating and inspiring children to work hard and participate in music.

“An exceptional musical team!” (Ed Reichel, Reichel Recommends).