Olivia Hakan was a WSYO student in 2013 through 2017 and has continued playing the violin while working towards her bachelor's in chemistry at the University of Vermont. Read more about Olivia and her experience in WSYO.
What do you remember most about your WSYO experience? My favorite part of WSYO was being able to connect with other musicians that I wasn't always in contact with through school or my studio. It was also a wonderful opportunity to really challenge my playing ability in ways I wasn't able to in other ensembles.
Do you still play your instrument? Yes, for fun
What have you been up to since you left WSYO or won the concerto competition? Please share any accomplishments, activities, interests, travels, and experience below. I have been attending school at the University of Vermont, working towards my bachelors in chemistry with a minor in math. I played in their symphony for my first three semesters and was in a chamber group in my last two. I have also continued to take lessons with the university. Outside of school, I have continued to pursue my passion for traveling and the outdoors. I will now, hopefully, be pursuing my master's in Environmental Protection at the University of Edinburgh.