Vladimir Tsiper

2024 Young Artist Competition Winner

Vladimir Tsiper is an 11th grader at the Breck School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been a student of Lucinda Marvin at MacPhail Center for Music since the age of five. In the last few years, he has also been taking lessons with Yulia Ziskel of the New York Philharmonic and Ara Sarkissian of the Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition to violin, Vladimir is studying composition with Sarah Miller. He is a member of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies Symphony Orchestra and Artaria Chamber Music School.

Vladimir has won many prizes at venues such as Sherer International Competition, the Schubert Club, Mary West Solo Competition, Thursday Musical, the MacPhail Concerto/Aria Competition, and Minnesota Sinfonia Young Artists Competition. In the last two years he has performed with the Bloomington (MN) Symphony Orchestra, Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, and the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra.

The highlights of last season include Vladimir’s appearance on the national radio show From The Top, winning the MYS Solo Competition and soloing with the MYS in the Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, receiving the Jacobson Prize at the YPSCA finals, and becoming the West Central Division Winner of the MTNA Senior String Competition. His most recent accomplishments include winning the 2nd prize of the La Crosse Rising Stars Concerto Competition and MacPhail Concerto/Aria Competition.

Aside from music, Vladimir enjoys downhill skiing, theater, and traveling, especially visiting the tallest buildings in the world. He is a movie nerd and an active member of the film lovers’ community.