ABOUT THE FOTO SISTERS
The Foto Sisters have been performing together for over 16 years. They continue to make appearances in many different venues across the US including churches, schools, cantatas, weddings and charity events. In 2015, they were invited to perform for the National Day of Prayer Service held at the Louisiana State Capital. During the summer of 2015, The Foto Sisters collaborated with renown bassist DaXun Zhang on the Dvorak String Quintet. In addition to their regular appearances as a trio, they have individually won concerto competitions, soloing with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Louisiana Youth Orchestra (LYO). Each have held leadership positions as concertmaster, principal violist, and principle cellist in the LYO. The Foto Sisters are classically trained musicians and currently study with the LSU professors. They have received coachings from the Attacca String Quartet, The Harlem String Quartet, El Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Peter Slowik, Marilyn McDonald, Steuart Pincombe, Martha Strongin Katz, Paul Katz, and John McGrosso of the Arianna String Quartet. During the past summers, The Foto Sisters have attended prestigious music camps including Credo Summer Music Festival, The Premiere Orchestral Institute, and Festival South Orchestral and Chamber Music Academy all from which they have received coachings with internationally known classical artists. They participated in a theory/composition training camp taught by the late Bob Walters (White House arranger and founder of Washington Music Ministries), and also attended Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School of Music. The Foto Sisters have private studios of their own where they teach violin, viola, cello, and piano. They have participated in the Ezekiel School of Music’s Pedagogy Class and the Hulin Sisters’s Pedegogy Class. They are also certified Harmony Road Instructors. 
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Adelyn began music studies at age six on the piano. Four years later, she started violin. Wanting to venture to her own instrument, she changed to viola and has remained its friend for more than seven years. Her first years of study began with violinist, Stella Watkins and then with violist, Jennifer Cassin; she currently studies with the Louisiana State University professor, Elias Goldstein. Adelyn has been honored to perform in master classes with Martha Strongin Katz of New England Conservatory, Joanna Mendoza, of the Arianna String Quartet, Jaime Amador, violist of the Harlem String Quartet, and Javier Montiel, of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano. For three years, Adelyn was a member of the Louisiana Youth Orchestra, and was principal violist for two of these years. She now serves as a substitute violist in the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Adelyn was fortunate to learn theory and arranging from the late Bob Walters, retired White House arranger and founder of Washington Music Ministries and has since embraced arranging and composing for the trio and piano. She attended a pedagogy course at Ezekiel School and currently has a music studio teaching students piano, viola, and violin. Summer institutes include the Premier Orchestral Institute, Festival South Orchestral and Chamber Music Academy, and Credo Summer Music Festival. Other camps include the Wilds Music Conference and Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School.
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Katie began her classical study of violin at the age of six under the instruction of Stella Watkins and continued with Jennifer Cassin, Kelly Tony, David Torns and Dr. Lin He, associate professor of violin at Louisiana State University. She has received masterclasses under Alejandro Drago, Ilmar Gavilán, Saúl Bitrán, Arón Bitrán, and Yevgeny Kutik. Katie participated in the Louisiana Youth Orchestra (LYO) under the baton of David Torns for four years serving as concertmaster the final year. She also served as concertmaster for the Louisiana Homeschool Honor Youth Orchestra two years. In 2013, Katie won the LYO Concerto Competition performing Concerto in A Minor by Bach, and in 2015, placed as runner-up in the senior division of the Rapides Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. This summer, she was invited to collaborate with renown bassist DaXun Zhang performing Dvorak’s String Quintet. In 2012, she was awarded the Baton Rouge Music Teacher’s Association Summer Scholarship. Along with her two sisters on viola and cello, she performs at different venues including churches, weddings, schools, cantatas, charity events, hospitals and nursing homes. Together, they have recorded four albums, the most recent produced by arranger and producer, Steve Mauldin. They have been coached by The Attacca String Quartet, The Harlem String Quartet, El Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Peter Slowik, Marilyn McDonald, Steuart Pincombe, Martha Strongin Katz, Paul Katz, and John McGrosso of the Arianna String Quartet. She now serves as a substitute violinist in the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Katie has a music studio teaching both piano and violin. She has participated in Ezekiel School of Music’s pedagogy class and the Hulin Sister’s pedagogy class. Katie is also a certified Harmony Road instructor. Summer Institutes include the Premier Orchestral Institute, Festival South Orchestral and Chamber Music Academy, and Credo Summer Music Festival. Other camps include the Wilds Music Conference, Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School, and a theory/composition week with Bob Walters of Washington Music Ministries.

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Gaylyn began studying violin and piano at the age of four and later switched to cello at age nine. She has studied with Dan Cassin and Dr. Dennis Parker, her current instructor, and has received masterclasses with Dr. Paul Katz, Alan Harrell and Alavaro Bítran. She and her sisters form a string trio playing at many different venues across the US including weddings, schools, churches, cantatas and charity organizations. Together they have recorded four albums. They have also received coaching from internationally known artists including Steuart Pincombe, Peter Slowik, Marilyn Mcdonald, The Attacca String Quartet, John McGrosso, The Harlem String Quartet and El Cuarteto Latinoamericano. In 2011 and 2013, Gaylyn won the Louisiana Youth Orchestra (LYO) Concerto Competitions performing Boccherini's Cello Concerto and Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major, respectively. She was a member of the LYO for four years where she served as principal cellist. She now serves as a substitute cellist in the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 she won the LYO Summer Scholarship Competition where she attended both the Premier Orchestral Institute and Credo Chamber Festival performing at Severance Hall. This year she was the co-winner of the Majorie Stricklin Young Artist Competition, a semi-finalist in the Schmidbauer International Competition, and winner of the Rapides Symphony Young Artist Competition performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations under the baton of Maestro Joshua Zona. Summer Institutes include the Premier Orchestral Institute, Festival South Orchestral and Chamber Music Academy, and Credo Summer Music Festival. She was recently invited to collaborate with renowned bassist Daxun Zhang performing Dvorak’s String Quintet in G"major. She has participated in a theory and composition class with Washington Music Ministries and a pedagogy class at the Ezekiel School of Music. Gaylyn now has a studio of her own where she teaches both cello and piano and is a certified Harmony Road instructor. Other camps include the Wilds Music Conference and Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School.