Abby Young

HMI Managing Director

(305) 284-2161 x7946
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About Me

An active performer and committed arts advocate, Abby Young is a violinist, violin teacher, and arts administrator. A former Henry Mancini Institute Fellow herself, Abby earned her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Violin Performance at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Her doctoral research culminated in her thesis, entitled "Job Satisfaction of Orchestral Musicians: The Effects of Non-Performance Organizational Roles." 

Abby is now Personnel Manager and violinist for Nu Deco Ensemble, where she has shared the stage with Wyclef Jean, PJ Morton, Ben Folds, Corey Henry, Jacob Collier, and Macy Gray. She also performs regularly with the Naples Philharmonic, Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, Palm Beach Symphony, and Atlantic Classical Orchestra. Abby has also performed with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, José Feliciano, Natalie Cole, the Marley Brothers, and with KSHMR at the Ultra and Ilesoniq Music Festivals. She maintains a private violin studio and previously served as the Ensemble Librarian for the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

A native of Ashland, Oregon, Abby grew up studying Klezmer and Celtic music and performing with her family band. In her free time, she aims to visit a new country each year and enjoys being outside as much as the South Florida weather will allow.