Ryan Rogers grew up in Monroe, Louisiana where he began learning to play the violin in the 5th grade under Ms. Johnnie Bankhead. He chose the violin because there was one in his grandad’s garage.
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A native of Bulgaria, Milena Rusanova joined the Mississippi Symphony in January, 2010.
Vince Massimino, Assistant Concertmaster of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, is a native of Annapolis, Maryland, where he received his early musical training from his parents, Rinaldo and Agnes Massimino, both professional music educators.
Violinist Marta Szlubowska, a native of Warsaw, Poland, gave her first public performance at the age of seven at the Warsaw Philharmonic Recital Hall and soloed with the Szymanowski Liceum Orchestra in Poland and on tour of Great Britain at the age of thirteen.